ffmpeg install failed (Lion GM, clean install so no SL upgrade, Xcode 4.2 beta2 for Lion) #6278

roderik opened this Issue Jul 2, 2011 · 23 comments


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roderik commented Jul 2, 2011


Trying the new xcode 4.1 DP7 also released yesterday, maybe the 4.2 xcode is the issue.


Using vanilla gcc-4.2 from /Developer/usr/bin/gcc-4.2 solves the problem. Just compiled ffmpeg on Lion with success.

spicyj commented Jul 3, 2011

Strange, using gcc-4.2 doesn't work for me.


the same problem here, 4.2 doesn't help.


I just realised I have it up and running on Build 11A49a (prior to GM). Today I am going to install the update and will let you know if it's a GM specific issue or not.

rcw3 commented Jul 7, 2011

I'm also having this same problem on the GM.

egorFiNE commented Jul 7, 2011

same here. :(

$ sw_vers 
ProductName:    Mac OS X
ProductVersion: 10.6.8
BuildVersion:   10K540

$ gcc --version
i686-apple-darwin10-llvm-gcc-4.2 (GCC) 4.2.1 (Based on Apple Inc. build 5658) (LLVM build 2335.15.00)
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO

Same issue here.

spicyj commented Jul 20, 2011

Looks like this error was fixed in FFmpeg/FFmpeg@f04d434 on the FFmpeg tree. Now I get this failure:


d--j commented Jul 25, 2011
brew install --use-clang --HEAD ffmpeg

works for me on Lion


I can confirm d--j's command works.


confirmed as well, nice catch


+1 d--j's worked for me on Lion.


+1 d--j's worked for me on Lion.


+1 d--j's worked for me on Lion.

wsh commented Aug 1, 2011

+1 for d--j on Lion


+1 for d--j on Lion


d--j is the man... his fix worked for me on lion as well.


d--j's Works for me as well, someone wanna checkout a branch and commit this? I'm too lazy.

lqez commented Aug 8, 2011

+1 for d--j on Lion x86_64. Thanks.


Did anyone try this on Snow Leopard?

adamv commented Aug 14, 2011

Fixed in #6805

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