ffmpeg/x264/gpc circular dep loop

Sérgio Basto sergio at serjux.com
Sat Mar 15 03:17:26 CET 2014

On Sex, 2014-03-14 at 21:03 -0400, Emilio M Recio wrote: 
> Folks,
> I am running F20 PPC64 on a Mac G5. I have been able to download the 
> source RPM's from RPM Fusion and do an rpmbuild --rebuild on most of my 
> needed packages. However, I am running into an issue with these three 
> packages. I download the ffmpeg srpm, and it says that I need gpac, and 
> x264. However, when I download the x264 or gpac srpm and try to compile 
> it, it says that I need ffmpeg. This is worse than dll hell!
> Is there a manual/instructions on getting around this circular logic. I 
> am stuck in a catch-22.

you need bootstrap x264 [1]

x264.spec enable global bootstrap (%global _with_bootstrap 1) and 
build x264
build ffmpeg 
build gpac
disable x264 bootstrap (#global _with_bootstrap 1) , and build x264,
this is just need for /usr/bin/x264 

[1] http://rpmfusion.org/ImportantDependencyLists 

Best regards,
Sérgio M. B.

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