[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 2/3] build: rely on pkg-config for libx264 probing
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Wed Aug 20 21:41:21 CEST 2014
On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 03:27:17PM +0200, Clément Bœsch wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 06:49:39AM +0000, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> > > 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
> > configure parameters.
> Yes, it's also simpler for the users.
> > > They will also almost never be tested,
> > I will care about the testing.
> Well, you probably won't test static linking of random libs on various
> platforms typically.
> pkg-config makes possible to completely ignore that part since it moves
> the responsibility away from us.
> That said, if you want to support a fallback as I suggested above, it
> won't work as you expect:if you want to link with your custom flags and be
> sure not to have pkg-config taking over your parameters (basically linking
> to the system package instead of the one you specified through custom link
Carl, do you see a solution?
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