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Compiling GPAC on Debian and Ubuntu and other Unix distros

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Introduction

Starting from a fresh Ubuntu 10.10, Ubuntu 12.04 or Debian testing 6 (Wheezy), the following steps will provide you with a fully working GPAC.

Get the source code

sudo apt-get install git
git clone https://github.com/gpac/gpac.git

Get the dependencies

The instructions differ depending on the linux distribution.

Ubuntu 10.10

sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev xulrunner-1.9.2-dev libfreetype6-dev libjpeg62-dev libpng12-dev libopenjpeg-dev libmad0-dev libfaad-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libtheora-dev liba52-0.7.4-dev libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libavutil-dev libswscale-dev libxv-dev x11proto-video-dev libgl1-mesa-dev x11proto-gl-dev linux-sound-base libxvidcore-dev libwxbase2.8-dev libwxgtk2.8-dev wx2.8-headers libssl-dev libjack-dev libasound2-dev libpulse-dev libsdl1.2-dev dvb-apps libavcodec-extra-53 libavdevice-dev

Modify the file /etc/ld.so.conf (you must be in the sudoers list), to help GPAC find Mozilla JavaScript dynamic library, by adding the line at the beginning of the file:

/usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.2.16/

Note: Inserting the line at the end of the file may result in broken libxul dependencies since firefox 11 and the introduction of libssl3 in mozilla's build.

Note: Ubuntu may update the xulrunner packages. Replace 1.9.2.16 by whatever your xulrunner version is.

Ubuntu 11.10

Compared to Ubuntu 10.10, the xulrunner-dev package must be replaced by firefox-dev. Modify the file /etc/ld.so.conf setting

/usr/lib/firefox-7.0.1

The firefox version must be the same as installed on your system (it is possible that no version is included in the path, e.g. only /usr/lib/firefox/ is present) and run ldconfig to update the libraries:

sudo ldconfig

Ubuntu 12.04

sudo apt-get install make pkg-config g++ zlib1g-dev libfreetype6-dev libjpeg62-dev libpng12-dev libopenjpeg-dev libmad0-dev libfaad-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libtheora-dev liba52-0.7.4-dev libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libavutil-dev libswscale-dev libxv-dev x11proto-video-dev libgl1-mesa-dev x11proto-gl-dev linux-sound-base libxvidcore-dev libssl-dev libjack-dev libasound2-dev libpulse-dev libsdl1.2-dev dvb-apps libavcodec-extra-53 libavdevice-dev libmozjs185-dev

Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt-get install subversion make pkg-config g++ zlib1g-dev libfreetype6-dev libjpeg62-dev libpng12-dev libopenjpeg-dev libmad0-dev libfaad-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libtheora-dev liba52-0.7.4-dev libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libavutil-dev libswscale-dev libavresample-dev libxv-dev x11proto-video-dev libgl1-mesa-dev x11proto-gl-dev linux-sound-base libxvidcore-dev libssl-dev libjack-dev libasound2-dev libpulse-dev libsdl1.2-dev dvb-apps libavcodec-extra libavdevice-dev libmozjs185-dev

Debian testing 6 (Wheezy)

apt-get install pkg-config g++ zlib1g-dev xulrunner-dev libfreetype6-dev libjpeg8-dev libpng12-dev libopenjpeg-dev libmad0-dev libfaad-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libtheora-dev liba52-0.7.4-dev libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libavutil-dev libswscale-dev libxv-dev x11proto-video-dev libgl1-mesa-dev x11proto-gl-dev linux-sound-base libxvidcore-dev libssl-dev libjack-dev libasound2-dev libpulse-dev libsdl1.2-dev dvb-apps libavcodec-extra-53 libavdevice-dev

Other Unix distros

Note: we provide specific build instructions to build on MacOS X.

If the FFmpeg packages lead to errors, consider rebuilding with Zenbuild or other scripts.

We provide the extra libs as an zip package. Download it and run the compile.sh script.

If you encounter an issue, please report a bug.

Compilation

cd gpac
./configure
make
sudo make install

Now you should be able to run MP4Box, MP4Client and all other apps.

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