This is a running list of common compilation errors that have known
The most frequent problem people have when trying to compile these utilities stems from oms looking in the wrong place for the kernel headers. By default, it uses /usr/include/[linux|asm], but those headers are from a stable kernel so that when you compile a normal program, it will be using older headers. OMS needs to use headers with dvd ioctl support. If things are set up wrong many things are undeclared and compilation fails. The best way to fix this is to use the configure option --with-kernel-headers=(path to headers). Another way is to adjust which headers are in the default location.
Can't determine absolute dir of '../../../../src/plugin/codec/mpeg2dec/.libs'
Another common error is with the oms/src/plugin/codec/mpeg2dec/.libs
directory. For some reason or another, this directory does not
exist, and it needs to for compilation. To fix it, just make the
# mkdir src/plugin/codec/mpeg2dec/.libs
Can't find libXv.so or libXxf86dga.so
Xfree86 4.x doesn't build shared libs for Xv and Xxf86dga. However, the
shared lib setup OMS uses needs them. Build them as follows in your
favorite lib dir:
Sometime you have old libraries laying around that are used by mistake.
This will cause unwanted behavior such as crashing. Get rid of old
libraries from /usr/local/lib or wherever you put them and things
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