[FFmpeg-user] libass : ERROR NOT in Path in ffmpeg compile

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 23:11:49 EET 2017

2017-03-01 17:07 GMT+01:00 derekg <dhopley2000 at gmail.com>:

> Hi , I am trying to set up a fully working version of ffmpeg on my Linux
> Mint Qiana 17 OS , using thecomprehensive guide
> https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/Ubuntu . Please find attached
> a config.log complaining about a libass package not in the path . Also
> please see a second attached file pkg-configversion.txt showing releases
> data . I am an English old-age-pensioner and using Mint's Synaptic Package
> Manager I had Completely Removed ffmpeg version 7:2.4.3-1ubuntu1~trusty
> before following the guide . Any suggestions will be gratefully received and
> requests for more data will be acted upon .

This is the relevant error in config.log:
pkg-config --exists --print-errors libass
Package libass was not found in the pkg-config search path.

This implies you have not installed libass-dev (or libass-devel).

Carl Eugen

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