[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Fix big/little endian check in configure (broken on Mac OS X)
Fri Mar 14 00:03:46 CET 2008
On 13 Mar 2008, at 22:59, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Patrice Bensoussan <patrice.bensoussan at free.fr> writes:
>> On 13 Mar 2008, at 22:35, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>>> Patrice Bensoussan <patrice.bensoussan at free.fr> writes:
>>>> It seems the endian check in configure has been broken on Mac OS X
>>>> doesn't seem to like binary files). Here is a fix which should
>>>> hopefully work everywhere...
>>>> Index: configure
>>>> --- configure (revision 12435)
>>>> +++ configure (working copy)
>>>> @@ -1563,9 +1563,9 @@
>>>> # ---
>>>> # big/little-endian test
>>>> check_cc <<EOF || die "endian test failed"
>>>> -unsigned int endian = 'B' << 24 | 'I' << 16 | 'G' << 8 | 'E';
>>>> +unsigned int endian = 'B' << 24 | 'I' << 16 | 'G' << 8;
>>>> -tr -c -d BIGE < $TMPO | grep -q BIGE && enable bigendian
>>>> +strings -n 3 $TMPO | grep -q BIG && enable bigendian
>>> It used to be like that, and broke horribly on some systems.
>> Do you remember what was the issue? (btw sorry, I missed the related
>> thread on solaris, altough grep seems to be the issue and not tr as
>> Mac OS X).
> It was something about strings only printing things that looked like
> actual null-terminated strings.
> Anyhow, I've committed an alternate fix. Please report any
Your fix is still broken on Mac OS X. Mine does not have the null
terminated string issue as I removed the 'E' to have a proper string
with a 0 at the end. Unless you have a better idea, I think it should
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