[MPlayer-users] Compiling

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Sat Jun 17 01:43:57 CEST 2006

atomix wrote:

> On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 21:20:22 +0200, Jan Knutar <jknutar at nic.fi>
> wrote:
>> On Friday 16 June 2006 12:38, atomix wrote:
>>> I'm trying to compile last few version from svn, but I end up
>>> with undefined reference to `fast_memcpy', see below. I also
>>> tried --disable-fastmemcpy but it doesn't work. What could be
>>> wrong?
>> Try:
>> make distclean && make
>> Let me know if this works.
> Yes, now it works. Btw, what is disctlean for?
> #make distclean

Quoting reordered for my sanity's sake. Please don't top-post.

'make distclean', by convention, is supposed to remove from the source
tree all files which can be re-generated - that is, everything which was
produced by a previous compile, everything which was produced by a
previous configure, and so forth. If it can be created again from the
remaining files by use of a "standard" program, then 'make distclean' is
supposed to delete it.

In practice, this means that there will not be any "old" versions of
compiled files left lying around, which might not be compatible with new
versions of updated files. It also means that you have to recompile
everything, so the process will take more time, but it's very good for
the purpose it serves.

       The Wanderer

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