[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]Set the default for --shlibdir to --libdir

Ivan Kalvachev ikalvachev at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 02:45:01 CET 2014

On 12/13/14, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:
> Clément Bœsch <u <at> pkh.me> writes:
>> > > > Attached patch fixes ticket #4183.
>> >    --libdir=DIR             install libs in DIR [PREFIX/lib]
>> > -  --shlibdir=DIR           install shared libs in DIR [PREFIX/lib]
>> > +  --shlibdir=DIR           install shared libs in DIR [LIBDIR]
>> What if LIBDIR is not defined? (is it possible?)

It is supposed to be set by the previous option (--libdir).
Just like there is no PREFIX env var, but it is the value set by the
--prefix option.

Probably "[same as --libdir]" would be easier to understand, but it
would not be consistent with the rest of how [] is used in configure
help. And if you go that way, how would you describe the --libdir

"[ --prefix/lib]"
"[ ${--prefix}/lib]"
"[ ${prefix}/lib]"

Hum, actually, I kind of like the 3'd  one.

> I believe you misunderstand (there are no shell
> variables involved afaict).
> I am not claiming that I am sure this patch is a
> good idea (I am against behaviour changes) but
> this was reported by a user and I believe the
> patch does what the user wants so a decision will
> have to be made: Either close as wont-fix or
> apply this (or a similar) patch.

autoconf handles a single --libdir and people do expect that other
configures work in a similar way.

Please, commit your current patch.

BTW, another possible solution is to remove --shlibdir entirely. Is
that option even used/useful?

Best Regards

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