[Ffmpeg-devel] build systems

Michel Bardiaux mbardiaux
Tue Sep 20 16:09:26 CEST 2005

M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Michel Bardiaux said:
>>Attila Kinali wrote:
>>>On Tue, 20 Sep 2005 14:14:03 +0200
>>>Sam Hocevar <sam at zoy.org> wrote:
>> >
>>>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.
Cool. But debian is mandated here...

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