gobject-introspection building in Homebrew for ffmpeg 5.0

I haven’t been able to get ffmpeg (or a few other things) to build in Homebrew for a while, it’s been rather frustrating - especially when it fails with a message saying “do not contact Homebrew about this” … you packaged it! How else could I fix it?

Turns out, there’s a brew doctor command that can help sort things out.

➜ brew doctor
Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers
with debugging if you file an issue. If everything you use Homebrew for is
working fine: please don't worry or file an issue; just ignore this. Thanks!

Warning: You have unlinked kegs in your Cellar.
Leaving kegs unlinked can lead to build-trouble and cause formulae that depend on
those kegs to fail to run properly once built. Run `brew link` on these:
  unpaper
  ipython
  pango
  harfbuzz
  sdl2_ttf
  libraqm
  gobject-introspection
  pillow
  librsvg
  graphviz
  handbrake
  ocrmypdf
  libass

Copied the list of kegs above and ran this to force the update:

pbpaste | xargs -n1 brew link

Also, in my ~/.zshrc file I was referring to /opt/Homebrew because that’s how it’d been set up when the M1-supported releases happened originally.

vi ~/.zshrc

%s/Homebrew/homebrew/g

:wq

Then I restarted shell and tried building again.

❯ brew install ffmpeg
Running `brew update --preinstall`...
==> Auto-updated Homebrew!
Updated 4 taps (homebrew/cask-versions, homebrew/core, homebrew/cask and homebrew/cask-drivers).
==> Updated Formulae
Updated 15 formulae.
==> New Casks
quit-all
==> Updated Casks
Updated 64 casks.

ffmpeg 4.4_2 is already installed but outdated (so it will be upgraded).
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==> Downloading https://ghcr.io/v2/homebrew/core/ffmpeg/manifests/5.0-1
Already downloaded: /Users/yaleman/Library/Caches/Homebrew/downloads/23c9bcc03b281fcb3d6090ba35326a5a466b8c8e4eb5f2cf6adabb627cd43062--ffmpeg-5.0-1.bottle_manifest.json
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==> Upgrading ffmpeg
  4.4_2 -> 5.0

==> Installing dependencies for ffmpeg: gobject-introspection, harfbuzz, libass, cmocka, mbedtls and librist
==> Installing ffmpeg dependency: gobject-introspection
==> Pouring gobject-introspection--1.70.0_3.arm64_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
🍺  /opt/homebrew/Cellar/gobject-introspection/1.70.0_3: 191 files, 13MB
==> Installing ffmpeg dependency: harfbuzz
==> Pouring harfbuzz--3.3.2.arm64_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
🍺  /opt/homebrew/Cellar/harfbuzz/3.3.2: 68 files, 7.2MB
==> Installing ffmpeg dependency: libass
==> Pouring libass--0.15.2.arm64_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
🍺  /opt/homebrew/Cellar/libass/0.15.2: 11 files, 502.5KB
==> Installing ffmpeg dependency: cmocka
==> Pouring cmocka--1.1.5.arm64_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
🍺  /opt/homebrew/Cellar/cmocka/1.1.5: 17 files, 238.1KB
==> Installing ffmpeg dependency: mbedtls
==> Pouring mbedtls--3.1.0.arm64_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
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==> Installing ffmpeg dependency: librist
==> Pouring librist--0.2.6_1.arm64_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
🍺  /opt/homebrew/Cellar/librist/0.2.6_1: 20 files, 795.8KB
==> Installing ffmpeg
==> Pouring ffmpeg--5.0.arm64_monterey.bottle.1.tar.gz
🍺  /opt/homebrew/Cellar/ffmpeg/5.0: 272 files, 48.4MB
==> Running `brew cleanup ffmpeg`...
Disable this behaviour by setting HOMEBREW_NO_INSTALL_CLEANUP.
Hide these hints with HOMEBREW_NO_ENV_HINTS (see `man brew`).
Removing: /opt/homebrew/Cellar/ffmpeg/4.4_2... (276 files, 48.9MB)
==> Upgrading 7 dependents:
Disable this behaviour by setting HOMEBREW_NO_INSTALLED_DEPENDENTS_CHECK.
Hide these hints with HOMEBREW_NO_ENV_HINTS (see `man brew`).
graphviz 2.49.0 -> 2.50.0, libraqm 0.7.1 -> 0.9.0, librsvg 2.50.7 -> 2.52.5, ocrmypdf 12.4.0 -> 13.3.0, pango 1.48.9 -> 1.50.4, pillow 8.3.2 -> 9.0.1, unpaper 6.1_7 -> 6.1_8
==> Downloading https://ghcr.io/v2/homebrew/core/pango/manifests/1.50.4
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==> Downloading https://ghcr.io/v2/homebrew/core/ocrmypdf/manifests/13.3.0
Already downloaded: /Users/yaleman/Library/Caches/Homebrew/downloads/2cc29f5d04ea04b08e38d81e6a1e41ed87e452a04016c8be9cb7e74112085cd0--ocrmypdf-13.3.0.bottle_manifest.json
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==> Upgrading pango
  1.48.9 -> 1.50.4

==> Pouring pango--1.50.4.arm64_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
🍺  /opt/homebrew/Cellar/pango/1.50.4: 68 files, 3.5MB
==> Running `brew cleanup pango`...
Removing: /opt/homebrew/Cellar/pango/1.48.9... (65 files, 3.1MB)
==> Upgrading librsvg
  2.50.7 -> 2.52.5

==> Pouring librsvg--2.52.5.arm64_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
==> /opt/homebrew/opt/gdk-pixbuf/bin/gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders --update-cache
🍺  /opt/homebrew/Cellar/librsvg/2.52.5: 53 files, 55.4MB
==> Running `brew cleanup librsvg`...
Removing: /opt/homebrew/Cellar/librsvg/2.50.7... (48 files, 140.6MB)
==> Upgrading graphviz
  2.49.0 -> 2.50.0

==> Pouring graphviz--2.50.0.arm64_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
🍺  /opt/homebrew/Cellar/graphviz/2.50.0: 292 files, 7.4MB
==> Running `brew cleanup graphviz`...
Removing: /opt/homebrew/Cellar/graphviz/2.49.0... (301 files, 8.3MB)
==> Upgrading libraqm
  0.7.1 -> 0.9.0

==> Pouring libraqm--0.9.0.arm64_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
🍺  /opt/homebrew/Cellar/libraqm/0.9.0: 11 files, 89.8KB
==> Running `brew cleanup libraqm`...
Removing: /opt/homebrew/Cellar/libraqm/0.7.1... (26 files, 203.9KB)
==> Upgrading pillow
  8.3.2 -> 9.0.1

==> Pouring pillow--9.0.1.arm64_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
🍺  /opt/homebrew/Cellar/pillow/9.0.1: 317 files, 5.7MB
==> Running `brew cleanup pillow`...
Removing: /opt/homebrew/Cellar/pillow/8.3.2... (232 files, 4.1MB)
==> Upgrading unpaper
  6.1_7 -> 6.1_8

==> Installing dependencies for unpaper: [email protected]
==> Installing unpaper dependency: [email protected]
==> Pouring [email protected]_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
🍺  /opt/homebrew/Cellar/[email protected]/4.4.1: 276 files, 47.9MB
==> Installing unpaper
==> Pouring unpaper--6.1_8.arm64_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
🍺  /opt/homebrew/Cellar/unpaper/6.1_8: 38 files, 535.0KB
==> Running `brew cleanup unpaper`...
Removing: /opt/homebrew/Cellar/unpaper/6.1_7... (38 files, 533.9KB)
==> Upgrading ocrmypdf
  12.4.0 -> 13.3.0

==> Pouring ocrmypdf--13.3.0.arm64_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
🍺  /opt/homebrew/Cellar/ocrmypdf/13.3.0: 1,484 files, 32.6MB
==> Running `brew cleanup ocrmypdf`...
Removing: /opt/homebrew/Cellar/ocrmypdf/12.4.0... (1,657 files, 32MB)
==> Checking for dependents of upgraded formulae...
==> No broken dependents found!

➜ ffmpeg -version
ffmpeg version 5.0 Copyright (c) 2000-2022 the FFmpeg developers
built with Apple clang version 13.0.0 (clang-1300.0.29.30)

Woot!

I was able to go back to this post on gnome gitlab and report some success. Hopefully it’ll help some folks.



#homebrew #macOS #fixes #ffmpeg