[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Building ffmpeg for OpenSolaris/SPARC using GCCFSS 4.2.1

Palle Lyckegaard palle
Fri Jan 2 14:15:38 CET 2009

> I think you should rather make sure that the correct 'install' command
> appears first in your path.

On Solaris the path is significant for what standard (see 
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/819-2252/standards-5?a=view) is used.

When I build ffmpeg I set PATH to
export PATH=/usr/xpg6/bin:/usr/xpg4/bin:/usr/ccs/bin:/usr/bin:PATH_TO_GCCFSS_INSTALL_DIR
so I am sure that I use the "POSIX.1-2001, SUSv3" standard.

Putting /usr/ucb in front of the path might cause side-effects since other 
versions of the commands might be picked up from the /usr/ucb directory 
instead of the ones defined by the standard (and chosen via the PATH).

So this is why I find it necessary to introduce the install variable. 
Since it defaults to "install" no other host platform should be affected 
and if other platforms have install in odd places the Solaris host method 
can be used as well.


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