Motion - Support Question 2009x 01x 12x 192608

3.2.11 on opensuse11.1 won't compile


Dear Developers,

I tried to install 3.2.11 on opensuse 11.1 and 10.3 (32bit) (had 3.2.10 up and running on 10.3 about a year ago). It won't compile.

(I understand the mpeg1 problem.)

I switched back to 10.3 to figure out the problem with 11.1, but I had the same results.

What is missing ? I just don't get it, after all, configure gives me a thumbs up (see verbatim text).

I spend the whole day (re-)reading the documentation, but I can't figure it out.

is the ffmpeg package installed.

Best Regards


Yes, reading AND UNDERSTANDING helps wink

Thanx pal !


      Configure status
      motion 3.2.11

OS             :     Linux
pthread Support:     Yes
jpeg Support:        Yes
V4L included:        Yes
V4L2 supported:      Yes
FFmpeg Support:      Yes
MYSQL Support:       Yes
PostgreSQL Support:  No

make output (the end of it)

ffmpeg.c:26:10: warning: #warning **************************************************
ffmpeg.c:27:10: warning: #warning Your version of FFmpeg is newer than version 0.4.8
ffmpeg.c:28:10: warning: #warning Newer versions of ffmpeg do not support MPEG1 with
ffmpeg.c:29:10: warning: #warning non-standard framerate. MPEG1 will be disabled for
ffmpeg.c:30:10: warning: #warning normal video output. You can still use mpeg4 and
ffmpeg.c:31:10: warning: #warning and mpeg4ms which are both better in terms of size
ffmpeg.c:32:10: warning: #warning and quality. MPEG1 is always used for timelapse.
ffmpeg.c:33:10: warning: #warning Please read the Motion Guide for more information.
ffmpeg.c:34:10: warning: #warning Note that this is not an error message!
ffmpeg.c:35:10: warning: #warning **************************************************
ffmpeg.c:167: error: expected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before ‘file_seek’
ffmpeg.c:184: error: ‘file_seek’ undeclared here (not in a function)
make: *** [ffmpeg.o] Error 1

make install output

Installing files...
mkdir -p /usr/local/bin
mkdir -p /usr/local/share/man/man1
mkdir -p /usr/local/etc
mkdir -p /usr/local/share/doc/motion-3.2.11
mkdir -p /usr/local/share/motion-3.2.11/examples
install motion.1 /usr/local/share/man/man1
install CHANGELOG COPYING CREDITS INSTALL README motion_guide.html /usr/local/share/doc/motion-3.2.11
install *.conf motion.init-Debian motion.init-RH /usr/local/share/motion-3.2.11/examples
install motion-dist.conf /usr/local/etc
for prog in motion;          do          (install $prog /usr/local/bin );          done
install: cannot stat `motion': No such file or directory
make: *** [install] Error 1


Motion version: 3.2.11
ffmpeg version: 0.4.9
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql,
Server OS: 2.6.25 and 2.6.28

-- DanielHagedorn - 12 Jan 2009


You missed read release notes :


Allow to compile with Opensuse ffmpeg- Get

This is valid for your current ffmpeg version too.

-- AngelCarpintero - 14 Jan 2009
Topic revision: r5 - 01 Mar 2009, AngelCarpintero
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