[FFmpeg-user] Compiling failure

Mike Scheutzow mike.scheutzow at alcatel-lucent.com
Thu Jul 5 15:19:09 CEST 2012

Alexandre Schenberg wrote:
> "common.mak:17: *** unterminated call to function `foreach': missing
> `)'.  Stop."
> That it is the error message I receive, after entering "make"
> Any ideas?

I vaguely remember that this is the error message you get when your 
version of gnu make is too old. ffmpeg requires 3.81 or later.

In the past, this workaround worked:

make V=1

but I have no idea if it is still effective with current git. You'll 
save yourself a bunch of development pain by getting the more capable 
version of make.

Mike Scheutzow

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