[FFmpeg-trac] #4197(build system:new): libspeex detection is broken on systems without pkg-config

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Sun Dec 21 22:49:04 CET 2014

#4197: libspeex detection is broken on systems without pkg-config
             Reporter:  cehoyos      |                    Owner:
                 Type:  defect       |                   Status:  new
             Priority:  important    |                Component:  build
              Version:  git-master   |  system
             Keywords:  libspeex     |               Resolution:
  regression                         |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:               |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0            |

Comment (by Cigaes):

 Replying to [comment:11 cehoyos]:
 > I don't understand: Why should something that does work fine for x264
 not work for other libraries?

 I want to get rid of it for x264 too! But for x264, it is already there,
 for speex, it has been removed, and I object it coming back.

 > Could you elaborate?

 configure takes a lot of time, blocking for the rest of the build process.

 > Of course.
 > I opened this ticket because I consider this issue a (severe)

 And I consider it good riddance: configure is faster, simpler, more
 readable, more reliable.

 > I meant the build system, sorry for the wrong wording.

 Then of course they can install something on the build system: they are
 installing ffmpeg.

 > I mean every user who is not an admin on the build system. Note that
 yasm is not needed on all targets.

 Actual practical examples, please.

 > Please understand while for you (as for many other FFmpeg developers) it
 is completely clear how to use pkg-config, for me as for many users who
 post on the user mailing list it is needlessly difficult.

 {{{sudo apt-get install pkg-config}}}

 There is nothing more to do in normal cases. In non-normal cases, the user
 already did something way more complex than {{{export

 > Yes, I just want to be able to build (configure and build) FFmpeg with
 (most) external libraries without having to use pkg-config.

 “without having to use pkg-config” is not a functional need.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/4197#comment:12>
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