[FFmpeg-trac] #9916(build system:reopened): Poor/misleading diagnostics on pkg-config error

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Fri Sep 9 18:26:18 EEST 2022

#9916: Poor/misleading diagnostics on pkg-config error
             Reporter:  David von    |                    Owner:  (none)
  Oheimb                             |
                 Type:  defect       |                   Status:  reopened
             Priority:  normal       |                Component:  build
                                     |  system
              Version:  git-master   |               Resolution:
             Keywords:               |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:               |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0            |
Changes (by David von Oheimb):

 * status:  closed => reopened
 * resolution:  invalid =>


 Ok, meanwhile I found the message you were quoting.
 It indeed gets printed when `configure` fails.

 Yet the message is not to the point.
 It does not suggest having a look at `ffbuild/config.log` as a source of

 And independent of the logfile, as I explained before, output like
 ERROR: x265 not found using pkg-config
 is pretty poor and often even misleading.
Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/9916#comment:5>
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