[FFmpeg-user] Cannot build ffmpeg 4.1 on Cygwin

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Fri Dec 28 15:33:01 EET 2018

Am 28.12.18 um 14:28 schrieb Eric Thomas:
> Reindl,
> Thanks for taking the time to comment.
> I work in a "sensitive" environment, and am limited to what corporate
> system administrators are willing to provide.
> I'm looking into upgrading the Cygwin they provided.

go and tell that "corporate system administrators" they should start
doing their damned job, all your cygwin libraries are outdated and full
of security holes fixed years ago for the rest of the world

they need to understand that cygwin is nothing else then bring the whole
unix stack to windows with all it's libraries and they need the same
patches as if they would run on Linux or a BSD system

> On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 8:05 AM Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net>
> wrote:
>> Am 28.12.18 um 13:54 schrieb Eric Thomas:
>>> My Cygwin is probably old - the machine I am developing on has version
>>> 1.7.17
>> seriously: cygiwn is at version 2.11.2
>> what is the point using horrible outdated base-software and then jump to
>> the latest ffmpeg? common sense says if i try to build the latest stuff
>> and it don't work i first try to get my environemnt up-to-date and after
>> that try again

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