[FFmpeg-devel] pkgconfig Cflag includedir: a suggestion

Aurelien Jacobs aurel
Sun May 4 15:33:40 CEST 2008

sean darcy wrote:

> Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > On Sun, May 04, 2008 at 07:24:40AM -0400, sean darcy wrote:
> >> For some while ffmpeg has been installing its include files in 
> >> /incdir/libname/, for instance /usr/include/libavcodec/avcodec.h.
> >>
> >> But the pkgconfig .pc files point to just /incdir, /usr/include.
> >>
> >> I suggest that we change both Cflags to:
> >> Cflags: -I\${includedir}/$name
> >>
> >> which enables me to build kino.
> > 
> > No, you need to update your include paths.
> > 
> Well I can hard wire kino to point to each include path, but isn't
> this the .pc files job?

Yes, it is.

> Shouldn't kino ( or any other program ) just be able to use the
> Cflags from the .pc file and find the include path.

Yes, they should. And in fact they are !

> Or do I have this all wrong, as usual.

It seems you misunderstood that kino must write its includes this
way:   #include <libavcodec/avcodec.h>

And BTW, I think this should go in the FAQ (yes, I know, patch


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