[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Use pkgconfig for dirac libs

Luca Barbato lu_zero
Thu Oct 23 13:07:28 CEST 2008

On 23-10-2008 12:52, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> As I said, different.  Additionally, pkgconfig searches according to
> PKG_CONFIG_PATH (or similar), whilst the linker uses LIBRARY_PATH.
> If these differ for whatever reason, you'll end up with a mismatch.


>>> Furthermore, it is much less work to add a fairly trivial bit of code
>>> to half a dozen linkers (and pkgconfig only works with gnu tools
>>> anyway)
>> and microsoft bad excuse for compiler (aka cl)...
> Do I look like I care?  I'm talking about the native compilers on
> various Unix systems and cross-compilers from non-gnu vendors.  These
> are often much better than gcc.

fdo has a bugzilla as well (btw which of them isn't compatible with the 
gcc syntax for what is important here?)

>>> , than it is to modify each and every package ever written to
>>> use pkgconfig (even if we pretend for a moment that using it wasn't
>>> associated with severe mental suffering).
>> s/modify/replace at least 10 lines of cruft per dep with a single one
>> iterable over a list/
>> Please spend a bit of time checking...
> Gentoo has well over 10000 packages.  If we want to add a feature to
> 10 linkers, it would take 1000 lines of code in each for this task to
> match that of updating all packages.  I also believe that investing
> a little more time, even 10 times more would acceptable, upfront in
> fixing the root problem (static libs not recording dependencies) would
> mean less work in the longer term.  This gives us 10000 lines of code
> to implement the new linker feature, which I'm certain is more than
> enough.  We must also not forget to take into account the burden of
> writing and maintaining pkgconfig itself.

If is that useful and easy to archive why nobody even proposed that before?


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