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

Ramiro Polla angustia
Tue Dec 5 23:51:11 CET 2006

Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 07:54:29PM -0200, Ramiro Polla wrote:
>> Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>> So what is a sensible default prefix for MinGW?
>> My intention with this patch is that it shouldn't use any special prefix 
>> for MinGW. It should use the default like all other libs do. /usr/local 
>> is fine.
> I'm not opposed to applying this, but I was under the impression that
> MinGW does not really expect programs to be installed under Unix-like
> paths.  If I am mistaken then I'll gladly remove this special-casing.

None of the libs I've come accross (used in FFmpeg) do this. And they're 
not supposed to anyways.
If they did, we'd need to pass extra LDFLAGS (one for each lib) to 
compile every program that needs another library.

Windows users should just set their PATH to include the <prefix>/lib 
folder if they use shared libraries.

Ramiro Polla

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