[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: Avoid use of nonstandard features of sed

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 23:58:01 EET 2018

2018-12-02 22:35 GMT+01:00, Mark Thompson <sw at jkqxz.net>:
> On 02/12/2018 21:12, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>> 2018-12-02 20:46 GMT+01:00, Mark Thompson <sw at jkqxz.net>:
>>> On 02/12/2018 12:49, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>>>> 2018-11-23 1:48 GMT+01:00, Carl Eugen Hoyos <ceffmpeg at gmail.com>:
>>>>> 2018-11-22 23:47 GMT+01:00, Mark Thompson <sw at jkqxz.net>:
>>>>>> Standard sed does not support EREs.
>>>>> Please mention ticket #7310 in the commit message.
>>>> Ping.
>>> I was waiting for:
>> Sorry, thank you!
>>>> The Darwin version script part was only tested by running it on the
>>>> version scripts and looking at the output, not actually building on that
>>>> platform - it would be helpful if someone could check that it actually
>>>> works.
>>> Can someone check this?
>> Why is this needed?
>> What I mean is: Is there a Darwin platform with a too old sed where
>> your change would help?
> I have no idea - I know nothing about tools on Apple platforms.  If all
> versions of sed you might be able to run on Darwin have a nonstandard
> extension supporting EREs via a -E option then it is indeed unnecessary, but
> given the nature of the patch I thought it would be sensible to eliminate
> all of the potentially-troublesome nonstandard use.  On the other hand it is
> a change and could break things which currently work, so ensuring that it
> has been tested on the actual target platform seemed like a good idea.

In the meantime, you could commit the tested part of the patch.

Thank you, Carl Eugen

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