[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Added additional note to fate.texi to describe the importance of not checking out files from git with core.autocrlf set to true

Aaron Levinson alevinsn at aracnet.com
Sat Apr 22 22:07:14 EEST 2017

On 4/22/2017 2:16 AM, Clément Bœsch wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 04:48:27PM -0700, Aaron Levinson wrote:
> [...]
>> diff --git a/doc/fate.texi b/doc/fate.texi
>> index 7a96c25..f3b8c0c8 100644
>> --- a/doc/fate.texi
>> +++ b/doc/fate.texi
>> @@ -77,6 +77,16 @@ FATE_SAMPLES=fate-suite/ make fate
>>  @float NOTE
>>  Do not put a '~' character in the samples path to indicate a home
>>  directory. Because of shell nuances, this will cause FATE to fail.
>> +
>> +In addition, FATE will fail if files are checked out from git such
>> +that @kbd{@key{CR}@key{LF}} is used for line endings.  This will occur
>> +on Windows when git is installed using the default options, because
>> +that causes git's @var{core.autocrlf} setting to be set to
>> + at option{true}.  Make sure to set @var{core.autocrlf} to @option{input}
>> +or @option{false}, or, in the case that the repository has already
>> +been cloned, it is possible to get past this by executing the
>> +following command in the top-level ffmpeg directory: @command{find
>> +-name '*.h' -type f | xargs dos2unix}.
>>  @end float
> This is documented in doc/git-howto.texi, isn't it?

Yes it is, but just because it can be found elsewhere in the 
documentation doesn't mean there isn't benefit to having a fallback 
elsewhere in the documentation.

Aaron Levinson

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