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

Diego 'Flameeyes' Pettenò flameeyes
Sun Dec 3 17:38:30 CET 2006

On Sunday 03 December 2006 17:04, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> solution 3: fix auto* so a "cd foobar; make" doesnt break it
It's not this breaking it, for the make is fine.

The problem is that:

ffmpeg is in contrib/ffmpeg directory
contrib's Makefile knows where the contrib's _source_ directory is and has 
@srcdir@ for that.
it has to call ffmpeg/configure, inside the ffmpeg directory on the build tree
cd ffmpeg; @srcdir@/ffmpeg/configure fails because @srcdir@ is a relative 
path, and having entered a new directory level you don't get to the right 

I doubt automake upstream would like to improve this situation, last I knew 
about interaction of automake and others buildsystem, they also say "just use 
automake everywhere", so we're at the start again.

Diego "Flameeyes" Petten? - http://farragut.flameeyes.is-a-geek.org/
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