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    Re: HOWTO: Compile the latest ffmpeg and x264 from source

    Quote Originally Posted by Leefmc View Post
    Note that i did aptitude hold, but that didnt stop apt-get apparently.. what does it stop? Aptitude?
    I haven't used apt-get for a few years so I'm unsure if it has an equivalent of aptitude's "hold". I should have mentioned that hold probably would not stop apt-get and Synaptic.
    Quote Originally Posted by Leefmc View Post
    With all that said, now my new compile is not working right. Im getting errors when using ffmpeg:
    Code:
    *** glibc detected *** ffmpeg: free(): invalid pointer: 0x08757158 ***
    ======= Backtrace: =========
    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6[0xb7b5fa85]
    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(cfree+0x90)[0xb7b634f0]
    ffmpeg(av_set_string2+0x8fb)[0x80eff9b]
    ======= Memory map: ========
    08048000-08509000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 108607     /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg
    08509000-08513000 rw-p 004c0000 08:02 108607     /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg
    What is the ffmpeg command that you are using to get this error? I've never encountered this error, but I would like to try to reproduce it. My guess is that there may be a mess of several ffmpeg/x264 installs (or residual files) screwing each other up. Use you package manager to completely remove all installed yasm, x264, and ffmpeg. Now you can either:
    Code:
    cd ~/yasm
    make distclean
    ./configure, make, checkinstall
    cd ~/x264
    make distclean
    git pull
    ./configure, make, checkinstall
    sudo ldconfig
    cd ~/ffmpeg
    make distclean
    svn update
    ./configure, etc
    or delete the yasm, ffmpeg and x264 directories and start the tutorial over.
    Last edited by FakeOutdoorsman; July 11th, 2008 at 07:06 AM.

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