[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Remove special install path for MinGW.

Diego Biurrun diego
Mon Dec 4 22:40:50 CET 2006

On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 01:17:21PM -0500, angustia at arrozcru.no-ip.org wrote:
> Quoting Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de>:
> >On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 10:57:38AM -0500, angustia at arrozcru.no-ip.org 
> >wrote:
> >>Quoting Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de>:
> >>
> >>>On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 11:21:35AM -0200, ramiro at lisha.ufsc.br wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>I haven't seen any other library that does this install path
> >>>>special-casing for Windows, and FFmpeg seems like it should be the last
> >>>>program to support such a thing.
> >>>
> >>>This is due to the way MinGW cross-compilation is handled in configure.
> >>>I've always been tempted to remove it.  In any case your patch is
> >>>incorrect as --prefix will no longer work correctly.
> >>
> >>I don't understand how it will no longer work correctly. My rationale
> >>was "let it be dealt with by default like it should be". Could you be
> >>more specific as to how --prefix will no longer work correctly?
> >
> >The value of --prefix is checked before, so setting PREFIX later will
> >hardcode it without allowing --prefix to override it.
> I'm not setting PREFIX later. I'm just removing what used to be set  
> later if !force_prefix.
> *On linux* with --enable-mingw32 I get:
> before the patch: install prefix   /FFmpeg
> which is incorrect since there is no $PROGRAMFILES (the same as in  
> Windows 98, which I've found out last week).
> after the patch: install prefix   /usr/local
> Without --enable-mingw32 I get on both cases:
> install prefix   /usr/local
> With --prefix=/somewhere I get on all cases:
> install prefix   /somewhere

What about MinGW?  So what is a sensible default prefix for MinGW?


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