[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: [Ffmpeg-user] Windows install dir containingwhitespace

Fredrik Orderud fredrik.orderud
Mon Nov 7 00:48:03 CET 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Diego Biurrun" <diego at biurrun.de>
To: "FFMpeg development discussions and patches" <ffmpeg-devel at mplayerhq.hu>
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 12:13 AM
Subject: Re: [Ffmpeg-devel] Re: [Ffmpeg-user] Windows install dir 

> On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 06:29:01PM +0100, Fredrik Orderud wrote:
>> Attached is a my attempt to create a patch that changes the default
>> installation directory of ffmpeg on windows from "/c/Program 
>> Files/FFmpeg"
>> to "/c/Program_Files/FFmpeg". The underscore is intentional, and due to 
>> the
>> install-script's inability to cope with paths containing whitespace.
> Rejected.  This patch is unacceptable.  Programs should not install
> themselves in random locations on people's filesystem.
> Please try changing
>  /c/Program Files/FFmpeg
> to
> in configure and report if this works.

Changing of prefix="/c/Program Files/FFmpeg" in "configure" to 
prefix="%PROGRAMFILES%/FFmpeg" lead to the creation of several 
"%PROGRAMFILES%" directories inside the ffmpeg cvs-directory. The 
environment variable %PROGRAMFILES% did unfortunately not expand to 
"/c/Program Files" :(

Fredrik Orderud
Ph.D student in Computer Science, NTNU> 

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