[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]Do not require pkg-config for libx265

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Mon May 26 12:54:51 CEST 2014

On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 12:49 PM, Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:
> Le septidi 7 prairial, an CCXXII, Carl Eugen Hoyos a écrit :
>> This is made worse by the fact that we don't require (and don't support) it
>> for nearly all external libraries since forever.
> IMHO, "supporting" pkg-config is not a choice make the application (i.e.:
> ffmpeg) but by the library (i.e. x265): if a library decides to have complex
> dependencies and to provide access to them through pkg-config, then
> applications using that library should do so; anything else is an
> unsupported hack.

I agree with Nicolas and Clément, we should not try to re-implement
libx265 dependency handling in our configure if they provide a
perfectly fine pkg-config script.
Thats what pkg-config was designed for!

- Hendrik

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