configure error: VLC is based on plugins. Shared libraries cannot be disabled.

Asked by Ashu tripathi on 2012-07-20

i have updated the system as well have installed the restricted extras

and note all the programs are showing some what installation errors..........

root@tds:/media/9CD0E154D0E13564/Linosoft/M_apps/VLC/vlc-1.1.12# sh ./configure --host=i386
configure: WARNING: if you wanted to set the --build type, don't use --host.
    If a cross compiler is detected then cross compile mode will be used
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i386-pc-none
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for i386-strip... no
checking for strip... strip
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... no
checking for mawk... mawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking how to create a ustar tar archive... gnutar
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for i386-gcc... no
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking for suffix of executables...
checking whether we are cross compiling... yes
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C99... -std=gnu99
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -std=gnu99 -E
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /bin/grep
checking for egrep... /bin/grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking minix/config.h usability... no
checking minix/config.h presence... no
checking for minix/config.h... no
checking whether it is safe to define __EXTENSIONS__... yes
checking whether gcc -std=gnu99 and cc understand -c and -o together... yes
checking for i386-g++... no
checking for i386-c++... no
checking for i386-gpp... no
checking for i386-aCC... no
checking for i386-CC... no
checking for i386-cxx... no
checking for i386-cc++... no
checking for i386-cl.exe... no
checking for i386-FCC... no
checking for i386-KCC... no
checking for i386-RCC... no
checking for i386-xlC_r... no
checking for i386-xlC... no
checking for g++... g++
configure: WARNING: using cross tools not prefixed with host triplet
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
checking dependency style of g++... gcc3
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -std=gnu99 -E
checking for i386-gcc... no
checking for i386-objcc... no
checking for i386-objc... no
checking for i386-cc... no
checking for i386-CC... no
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether we are using the GNU Objective C compiler... no
checking whether gcc accepts -g... no
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking dependency style of gcc... (cached) gcc3
checking for egrep... (cached) /bin/grep -E
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... (cached) yes
checking dependency style of gcc -std=gnu99... gcc3
checking for i386-ranlib... no
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking for i386-strip... strip
checking for i386-ar... no
checking for ar... ar
checking for i386-ld... no
checking for ld... ld
checking for i386-dlltool... no
checking for dlltool... no
checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... yes
checking for inline... inline
checking for C/C++ restrict keyword... __restrict
checking for libs in /media/9CD0E154D0E13564/Linosoft/M_apps/VLC/vlc-1.1.12/./extras/contrib/hosts/i686-linux-gnu... no
checking how to print strings... printf
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /bin/sed
checking for fgrep... /bin/grep -F
checking for ld used by gcc -std=gnu99... ld
checking if the linker (ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for BSD- or MS-compatible name lister (nm)... no
checking for i386-dumpbin... no
checking for i386-link... no
checking for dumpbin... no
checking for link... link -dump
checking the name lister (nm) interface... BSD nm
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 1572864
checking whether the shell understands some XSI constructs... yes
checking whether the shell understands "+="... yes
checking how to convert i686-pc-linux-gnu file names to i386-pc-none format... func_convert_file_noop
checking how to convert i686-pc-linux-gnu file names to toolchain format... func_convert_file_noop
checking for ld option to reload object files... -r
checking for i386-objdump... objdump
checking how to recognize dependent libraries... (cached) pass_all
checking for i386-dlltool... :
checking how to associate runtime and link libraries... printf %s\n
checking for i386-ar... ar
checking for archiver @FILE support... @
checking for i386-strip... (cached) strip
checking for i386-ranlib... ranlib
checking command to parse nm output from gcc -std=gnu99 object... ok
checking for sysroot... no
checking for i386-mt... no
checking for mt... mt
checking if mt is a manifest tool... no
checking for dlfcn.h... yes
checking for objdir... .libs
checking if gcc -std=gnu99 supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... no
checking for gcc -std=gnu99 option to produce PIC... -fPIC -DPIC
checking if gcc -std=gnu99 PIC flag -fPIC -DPIC works... yes
checking if gcc -std=gnu99 static flag -static works... yes
checking if gcc -std=gnu99 supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking if gcc -std=gnu99 supports -c -o file.o... (cached) yes
checking whether the gcc -std=gnu99 linker (ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
checking dynamic linker characteristics... no
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking for shl_load... no
checking for shl_load in -ldld... no
checking for dlopen... no
checking for dlopen in -ldl... yes
checking whether a program can dlopen itself... cross
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking if libtool supports shared libraries... no
checking whether to build shared libraries... no
checking whether to build static libraries... yes
checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... g++ -E
checking for ld used by g++... ld
checking if the linker (ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking whether the g++ linker (ld) supports shared libraries... no
checking for g++ option to produce PIC... -fPIC -DPIC
checking if g++ PIC flag -fPIC -DPIC works... yes
checking if g++ static flag -static works... yes
checking if g++ supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking if g++ supports -c -o file.o... (cached) yes
checking whether the g++ linker (ld) supports shared libraries... no
checking dynamic linker characteristics... no
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
configure: error: VLC is based on plugins. Shared libraries cannot be disabled.
root@tds:/media/9CD0E154D0E13564/Linosoft/M_apps/VLC/vlc-1.1.12#

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Last query:
2012-07-24
Last reply:
2012-07-24

Why are you not simply installing vlc using Ubuntu Software Center?

I am using the following version in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:

VLC media player 2.0.1 Twoflower (revision 2.0.1-0-gf432547)

So why are you trying to compile an old version of vlc? (v1.1.12)

Which version of Ubuntu are you using?

Ashu tripathi (ashutripathi) said : #2

i am using ubuntu 11.10 fully updated along with restricted extras:

regarding not using software center is ...........every time i format my pc need to install all programs again so better way i kept all the installation files either in sourceode or binary way as they were available .............. even if you can suggest me any option would be adorable.also it is not possible all the time to be accessible to internet..

Ashu tripathi (ashutripathi) said : #4

there no such link exists

it says server not found

Maybe the site was temporarily down? It works right now for me....

Please visit this URL using a webbrowser instead of using an Email client:

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vlc/+question/203688

Then click on this link using a webbrowser:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware#Installing_packages_without_an_Internet_connection

It should work....

Ashu tripathi (ashutripathi) said : #6

its giving me this message

Not Found

The requested URL /8.04/add-applications/C/offline.html was not found on this server.
Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) Server at help.ubuntu.com Port 80

any way.... i followed the procedure of compilation with thw commands shown on different websites but still not satisfied

Yes, indeed, the following URL

https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/add-applications/C/offline.html

points to a page that does not exist anymore, but all the information after that URL does work.

Please just skip the part about

https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/add-applications/C/offline.html

and try keryx, Synaptic/PackageDownloadScript or apt-offline instead.

There are several possible solutions. You only need one of them.....

In the meantime, I have removed the reference to that invalid URL on the following page:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware

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