[theora-dev] SDL dependancy

Matt Zimmerman mdz at debian.org
Mon Oct 21 19:00:21 PDT 2002

On Mon, Oct 21, 2002 at 05:40:27PM -0600, Tabuleiro Beta Program wrote:

> I am getting the following error when autogen.sh is invoked:
> >>
> I am going to run ./configure with no arguments - if you wish
> to pass any to it, please specify them on the ./autogen.sh command line.
> Generating configuration files for theora, please wait....
>   aclocal
> aclocal: configure.in: 80: macro `AM_PATH_SDL' not found in library
>   libtoolize --automake
>   automake --add-missing
> examples/Makefile.am:19: variable `SDL_LIBS' not defined
>   autoconf
> loading cache ./config.cache
> ./configure: line 524: syntax error near unexpected token
> `AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE(libtheora,0.0)'
> ./configure: line 524: `AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE(libtheora,0.0)'
> >>
> If I understand it correctly then the culprit is the lack of SDL in my
> system. Is this a bug in the config files, since SDL should only be required
> for the player example?

You need the SDL macros in order to generate the configure script.  This
would obviously not be true of a release distribution, as the configure
script would already be built.

 - mdz
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