Opened 17 months ago

Closed 17 months ago

Last modified 17 months ago

#8681 closed defect (invalid)

Possible error in Ffmpeg make

Reported by: Michael A Baum Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: undetermined
Version: unspecified Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


I think there may be an error in the make files for Ffmpeg as of 22 May 2020. Briefly, library files created for Ffmpeg under Fedora linux are placed in a directory where they are not found by the program.

Environment: Linux (Fedora) 5.6.13-200.fc31.x86_64
Ffmpeg version: cloned on 22 May 2020 at 17:00 EDT with:

git clone ffmpeg

Configure was run with the addition of:


No changes were made to the default installation directories.

Ran make -j9 and make install (under sudo).

When called, ffmpeg exits with a series of errors in loading shared libraries. The libraries:

are installed in /usr/local/lib but apparently are not found there by the program. Adding symlinks for the libraries in
/usr/lib seems to solve the problem.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Carl Eugen Hoyos, 17 months ago

Component: ffmpegundetermined
Keywords: makefile libraries location removed
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

The fact that your distribution does not by default look in /usr/local/lib for shared libraries does not sound like an issue that can be fixed in FFmpeg.

comment:2 by Michael A Baum, 17 months ago

Apparently it's a quirk of Fedora and RedHat in general that the /usr/local lib directories are not listed in /etc/ by default and need to be added for specific installations if the installer uses those directories. Perhaps it's better handled by a note in the README.

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