Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#1209 closed defect (worksforme)

library.mak:95: *** missing separator. Stop

Reported by: kuh3h3 Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: build system
Version: git-master Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


tried to compile recent git ffmpeg on windows mingw.
but failed.

library.mak`s error line is

$(eval $(RULES))

License: nonfree and unredistributable
Creating config.mak and config.h...
/d/new-ffmpeg/mybuild/ffmpeg/library.mak:95: * missing separator. Stop.
32bit ffmpeg compilation failed.

Master@kuh3h3 /d/new-ffmpeg
$ make -v
GNU Make 3.81
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.
There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A

This program built for i686-pc-msys

Master@kuh3h3 /d/new-ffmpeg
$ gcc -v
Using built-in specs.
Target: i686-pc-mingw32
Configured with: ../src/configure --prefix=/mingw_new --build=i686-pc-mingw32 --target=i686-pc-mingw32 --with-sysroot=/mingw_new --with-buil
d-sysroot=/mingw_new --mandir=/mingw_new/i686-pc-mingw32/share/man --infodir=/mingw_new/i686-pc-mingw32/share/info --with-mpfr=/mingw_new/bu
ild_libs --with-gmp=/mingw_new/build_libs --with-ppl=/mingw_new/build_libs --enable-cloog-backend=isl --with-cloog=/mingw_new/build_libs --w
ith-mpc=/mingw_new/build_libs --with-host-libstdcxx='-lstdc++ -lsupc++ -lm' --with-pkgversion='XvidVideo?.RU - GCC 4.6.2 i686-pc-mingw32' --w
ith-system-zlib --enable-static --enable-threads=win32 --enable-languages=c,c++,lto,objc,obj-c++ --enable-checking=release --enable-fully-dy
namic-string --enable-version-specific-runtime-libs --disable-rpath --disable-shared --disable-nls --disable-win32-registry --disable-werror


Thread model: win32
gcc version 4.6.2 (XvidVideo?.RU - GCC 4.6.2 i686-pc-mingw32)

Master@kuh3h3 /d/new-ffmpeg

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by cehoyos

Please provide the FFmpeg version you are using (first line of git log) and the configure line you tried.
Is the problem also reproducible with ./configure && make ?

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by yxmline

Administrator@SERTLON /usr/temp/ffmpeg (master)
./configure --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-nonfree --enable-postproc --arch=x86 --cpu=i686 --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enable-hardcoded-tables --enable-memalign-hack --enable-avisynth --enable-bzlib --enable-zlib --disable-doc
$ make
library.mak:95: * missing separator. Stop.
gcc -v
Using built-in specs.
Target: mingw32
Configured with: ../../src/gcc-4.6.1/configure --build=mingw32 --enable-language
s=c,c++,ada,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --enable-threads=win32 --enable-libgomp --enabl
e-lto --enable-fully-dynamic-string --enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-version-sp
ecific-runtime-libs --with-gnu-ld --disable-nls --disable-win32-registry --disab
le-symvers --disable-werror --prefix=/mingw32tdm --with-local-prefix=/mingw32tdm

--enable-cxx-flags='-fno-function-sections -fno-data-sections' --with-pkgversio

n=tdm-1 --enable-sjlj-exceptions --with-bugurl=
Thread model: win32
gcc version 4.6.1 (tdm-1)

prompted to make/make clean and make distclean "library.mak: 95: * missing the separator. Stop" error, but only to use the git clone download the source.
The use of snapshots and linux/cygwin does not appear this error.
This error occurs only in the minsys/msys with git clone


Last edited 4 years ago by yxmline (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by cehoyos

Is the problem also reproducible with ./configure && make ?

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by yxmline


comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by ubitux

Could you try to:

git config --global core.autocrlf false

And checkout again the repository?

I'm wondering if the \r\n isn't at fault here...

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by yxmline

thanks ubitux
'library.mak: 95: * missing separator. Stop' the error no longer appears

Last edited 4 years ago by yxmline (previous) (diff)

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by ubitux

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Great. I think libav has a pending patch to add an entry in the FAQ for this. If it doesn't get upstream soon, feel free to re-open this issue.

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