[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 2/3] build: rely on pkg-config for libx264 probing
Carl Eugen Hoyos
cehoyos at ag.or.at
Fri Aug 15 08:49:39 CEST 2014
Clément Bœsch <u <at> pkh.me> writes:
> No it won't work because require_pkg_config dies if
> it fails, so you can fallback after it.
> Of course we can add another require_pkg_config2()
> that takes some explicit linking flags in addition
> to the user ones as a fallback.
Sounds useful to me.
> But really that's insane, because I know you will
> end-up hardcoding all kind of linker flags to
> these fallback calls,
Yes, some external libraries that never have
additional dependencies currently depend on pkg-config.
> and this defeat completely the purpose of such
> simplified code.
I thought the purpose is to allow educated developers
to use pkg-config while (uneducated) users (like me)
will not understand how this is easier than using
> They will also almost never be tested,
I will care about the testing.
(I hope with your help but if necessary I can do it
Thank you, Carl Eugen
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