[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: Fix checking external non-free libraries

Gyan Doshi gyandoshi at gmail.com
Sun Jan 21 14:41:22 EET 2018

On 1/21/2018 6:01 PM, Thilo Borgmann wrote:
> Hi,
> fixes rejection of non-free libraries if "--enable-nonfree" is omitted for me.
> Git blame says this line is older than 10 months... is it for some reason the expected behaviour?
> -Thilo

LICENSE.md says

"The Fraunhofer FDK AAC and OpenSSL libraries are under licenses which 
are incompatible with the GPLv2 and v3. To the best of our knowledge, 
they are compatible with the LGPL."

Both those libraries are in EXTERNAL_LIBRARY_NONFREE_LIST but at 
present, when configuring with license LPGL, they can be included (I've 
only checked configure with FDK AAC enabled).

With this patch, looks like that won't be possible. Maybe these two libs 
can be moved to a separate list, say, "EXTERNAL_LIBRARY_LGPL_ONLY_LIST" 
and /configure adapted.


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