[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: accept unknown OSes by default

Måns Rullgård mans
Mon Jul 6 11:42:00 CEST 2009

Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:

> On Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 10:26:11AM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> Reimar D?ffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de> writes:
>> > On Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 11:03:05AM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>> >> I'd like to change the default in configure from reject to accept when
>> >> encountering an unknown operating system.  I believe it is the more sane
>> >> default and the last OSes we added just needed empty entries...
>> >
>> > The disadvantage is that if one of the OS that need heavy hacks change
>> > name it will fail in an obscure way instead of during configure, and the
>> > same is true for a typo in --target.
>> The reason I made it reject unknown OSes was all the people passing
>> crap as --target-os when building for OSX.
> Huh?  When was that?

Before I made it die instead.

>> I'd be OK to have a blank
>> entry with a name like "none" for those willing to try their luck.
> What do you mean by a blank entry?

One that doesn't do anything.

> What about printing a warning instead of dying?

We used to do that, and people ignored it.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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