[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Allow selection of output directory in configure

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun Dec 3 17:04:16 CET 2006


On Sun, Dec 03, 2006 at 02:40:23PM +0100, Diego 'Flameeyes' Petten? wrote:
> On Saturday 02 December 2006 13:35, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > This is clearly something for which you should add a workaround on your
> > side, not ours. ?So - IMO - patch rejected.
> Well, yes, I should find a workaround with automake, I probably can (I already 
> have one but it's just unpractical, I suppose I can use a strange way and get 
> it to work easily) but I was thinking that reinventing the wheel every other 
> time is not that practical, 

yes, exactly, every project which doesnt support specifying the source?
directory is affected, adding support for that to every such project isnt
very practical ...

> the patch is pretty small, and I suppose we 
> wouldn't be the only project to have to deal with integrating FFmpeg build in 
> automake 

yes, many libs with many applications with auto* are affected,
solution 1: "fix" all applications
solution 2: "fix" all libs
solution 3: fix auto* so a "cd foobar; make" doesnt break it

the last is the only practical one, everything else is a never-ending
quest, OTOH if the ffmpeg build system maintainers want to add support for
that then iam fine with that too but it doesnt seem like they do ...


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