[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Only install SLIBNAME_WITH_MAJOR forMinGW

Víctor Paesa wzrlpy
Tue Jun 19 10:30:42 CEST 2007


> Ramiro Polla skrev:
>> Hello,
>> Currently, on MinGW, 3 copies of the shared libraries are made on
>> installation. Since Windows doesn't understand symlinks, ln -sf just
>> makes copies.
> Well actually, NTFS 5.0 has support for symlinks.
> http://www.nedprod.com/programs/Win32/SymLink/

A similar smaller utility is:

But both allow just symlinks to directorie (and need W2000 or newer).
If I recall correctly, Vista promises to allow symlinks to files.

But that would be restricting the platforms supported by FFMpeg and/or
introducing a dependency on an unusual utility.
I prefer Ramiro's solution.

>> Attached patch specifies which slib to install, and ignores the links
>> on MinGW.
>> (I can foresee a "rejected. I'll cook up something I like better
>> later" =)


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