[Ffmpeg-devel] build systems

Måns Rullgård mru
Tue Sep 20 15:34:15 CEST 2005

Michel Bardiaux said:
> Attila Kinali wrote:
>> On Tue, 20 Sep 2005 14:14:03 +0200
>> Sam Hocevar <sam at zoy.org> wrote:
> [snip]
>  >
>> And last but not least, what are the major features taht
>> someone would need from such a configure system ?
>> Resp. why is auto* so bad?
>> 			Attila Kinali
> *My* pet peeve with autotools is that if you want to work on some
> project with its current CVS, you *must* have the autotools at the same
> version as the rest of the developpers. That usually means a *very*
> recent one. And that is usually incompatible with your distro.

Gentoo installs lots of different versions, including very recent ones, and
uses a wrapper to figure out which version is expected.  If the detection
fails, you can always call the proper version directly.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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