Bug#714928: libgstreamer0.10-dev: /usr/lib/libgstbase-0.10.la is not a valid libtool archive

Micha Lenk micha at debian.org
Thu Jul 4 19:20:41 UTC 2013

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Hi Fabián,

I just tried to reproduce your issue by re-building gstreamer0.10 in a
clean wheezy build environment. The build didn't fail.

Am 04.07.2013 14:39, schrieb Fabián Bonetti:
> log:. compilation
> /bin/bash ../../libtool --silent --tag=CC   --mode=compile gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I../..    -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/libpurple    -DLOCALEDIR=\"/usr/share/locale\"   -g -O2 -Wall -g3 -MT prpltwtr_plugin_twitter.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/prpltwtr_plugin_twitter.Tpo -c -o prpltwtr_plugin_twitter.lo prpltwtr_plugin_twitter.c
> mv -f .deps/prpltwtr_plugin_twitter.Tpo .deps/prpltwtr_plugin_twitter.Plo
> /bin/bash ../../libtool --silent --tag=CC   --mode=link gcc  -g -O2 -Wall -g3 -module -avoid-version -lpurple -lglib-2.0    -o libprpltwtr_twitter.la -rpath /usr/lib/purple-2 prpltwtr_plugin_twitter.lo libprpltwtr.la 
> /bin/sed: can't read /usr/lib/libgstbase-0.10.la: No such file or directory
> libtool: link: `/usr/lib/libgstbase-0.10.la' is not a valid libtool archive
> make[3]: *** [libprpltwtr_twitter.la] Error 1

These build log lines are not part of a build of gstreamer0.10. So this
is hardly an issue with the libgstreamer0.10-dev package. What package
in which version are you trying to build in a Debian 'wheezy' environment?

> mama at zeuza:~$ locate libgstbase-0.10
> /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgstbase-0.10.so.0
> /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgstbase-0.10.so.0.30.0
> :s

It is not an error to ship no libtool linker archives (so called .la
files) in a -dev package. As far as I understand Debian Policy 10.2 it
is even discouraged to ship them, unless you have a good reason to do so.

What exactly are you complaining about? Please provide an explicit
problem description and exact instructions on how to reproduce the issue.


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