[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] AIX assembler breakage in libavutil/common.h

matthieu castet castet.matthieu
Sun Jun 11 09:54:30 CEST 2006

Derek E. Lewis wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-06-10 at 06:44, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>Now what happens if somebody uses gas or some other compatible assembler
>>on AIX?  I don't think this is the right solution.
> Arguably, the user could recompile their gcc to use 'gas'.  binutils is
> a third-class citizen on most non-GNU platforms, though.  binutils has
> not built on AIX in quite awhile, though there is a binutils .rpm
> available in the AIX Linux toolbox that IBM ships with AIX 5. AFAIK,
> there are no gcc AIX/rpm packages around that use 'gas'.
> Another solution would be to rewrite the suspect code to not use local
> labels; however, I don't think this would happen.  Such action would be
> justified, because even I'll admit when something is broken on these
> exotic platforms.  Almost every UNIX assembler I've come across supports
> local labels.
Why not add a check in the configure, in order to detect if we use the 
broken AIX as ?


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