Closed Bug 1436511 Opened 4 years ago Closed 2 years ago

Building libaom fails on ARMv7 GNU/Linux


(Core :: Audio/Video: Playback, defect, P5)






(Reporter: hsivonen, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


When building with --disable-debug --enable-optimize --enable-release (didn't try debug) on ARMv7 GNU/Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 running on Chrome OS kernel thanks to Crouton), the build fails with:

7:58.60 make[4]: *** No rule to make target '../../third_party/aom/aom_dsp/arm/aom_convolve8_avg_neon_asm.asm.S', needed by 'aom_convolve8_avg_neon_asm.asm.o'.  Stop.
 7:58.60 make[4]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
 7:58.85 /var/host/media/removable/gecko/gecko/mozilla-central-ea00596eb02e/config/ recipe for target 'media/libaom/target' failed
 7:58.85 make[3]: *** [media/libaom/target] Error 2
Sounds like the build system is expecting to do asm format conversion, which I don't think is necessary. Maybe the source lists aren't correct, or we need an config def check in

armv7-linux-gnu isn't tier-1 and I don't have time to look at the moment, so I'm afraid this one is 'patches welcome'.
Priority: -- → P5
NB you can also pass --disable-av1 to configure in your builds as a work-around.
Blocks: AV1
All neon assembly has been removed from libaom:

commit 4e8027cce86aa451320a1997e5d42dd4d505be07
Author: Johann <>
Date:   Thu May 31 08:11:42 2018 -0700

    arm: remove unused assembly
    loopfilter and convolve functions are not hooked up.
    intrapred has intrinsic versions.
    Remove infrastructure for supporting arm assembly.
    Change-Id: Iba53a1a5433fe2ec39e28f886f26e2f479e22473

good news is, there are plans to erradicate libaom and to replace it with dav1d

Closing. This bug is P5 and bug 1635296 will remove libaom.

Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.