[Mplayer-users] Compiling with Red Hat 7.1

Alex Kanavin ak at cave.hop.stu.neva.ru
Fri Jun 8 10:46:43 CEST 2001

On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, Nick Kurshev wrote:

> >In file included from imdct.c:146:
> >mmx/imdct_3dnow.c: In function `imdct_do_512':
> >mmx/imdct_3dnow.c:129: inconsistent operand constraints in an `asm'
> Please don't use this RH shit aka gcc-2.96. Use normal compilers.

The whole Red Hat 7.1 distro is compiled with it (including the 2.4.2
kernel), so the compiler might not be that bad. "RH shit" will become gcc
3.0 in a few weeks and eventually will be included into most distros, what
will you do then? Somehow, you'll have to make mplayer compile with it,
either by fixing your code, or by reporting the problem to gcc team.

By the way, I did use RH's gcc to compile mplayer, and I'm not having any
problems at all (bad sound is obviously not the compiler's fault). Of
course, I'm having a single Intel Celeron CPU in my machine but anyway,
putting a prohibition into ./configure, regardless of the system setup, is
a little bit too much. Dare I suggest checking the number and type of CPUs
after the discovery of 2.96 compiler and, depending on that, disabling
3DNow/MMX support?

> No - Mandrake. What stops you from compiling gcc-2.95.3 from the sources
> which you can find at gcc.gnu.org? It's very simple work.

I can do that. But you can't expect everyone to be able to do that.
Mplayer is an end-user software, after all, not a hacker toy.

> All what you need to do it's type commands:
> ./configure --prefix=/usr
> make
> make install

Over existing RPM installation? I'd rather not, thank you. Installing
from sources into /usr is a bad idea anyway.


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