[mythtv-users] SVN - compile error - libavcodec

Mark markhsa at shaw.ca
Mon Dec 22 17:18:11 UTC 2008

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 12/22/2008 12:03 PM, Mark wrote:
>> I ran into something similar on Fedora 10.  Just check this.  Do a 
>> "which gcc"
>> I found that a compile would fail because there was a package installed 
>> by default called "ccache" which put a gcc in your path before /usr/bin/gcc.
> That's (1 of 2 ways) how ccache is used.  By having a link called gcc 
> referring to the ccache binary (rather than gcc) in the PATH before the 
> directory containing gcc, ccache is used when gcc is called and--because 
> it was called using the name "gcc"--knows that it should "do gcc 
> stuff."  (The other way to use ccache is much more difficult/invasive, 
> so most everyone uses it as described.)
>> Check that and let me know.  My compile failed in the same place due to 
>> this.
> Likely a:
> ccache -c
> (or, definitely, a ccache -C) would have fixed it, if ccache were, in 
> fact, the issue.  However, it's very likely that ccache was not to 
> blame, but something else--such as a not-cleaned-up source dir--was, and 
> not using ccache just worked around the issue.
> Mike
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Perhaps.  All I know is that on two machines ( upgrade and fresh install 
) ccache caused problems on compile.  When I removed it, all worked just 


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