[Ffmpeg-devel] SVN dump

Rich Felker dalias
Mon Apr 16 03:11:52 CEST 2007

On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 08:22:59PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> > > I don't have Python and it's not terribly portable...
> > 
> > Any example of relevant platform which is not supported ?
> > This list already seems pretty long and contains quite some "exotic" arch:
> > http://www.python.org/download/other/
> Having explicit ports to various obscure systems and having portable
> code (i.e. code that does not depend on any nonportable features and
> have to be rewritten for each platform) are two very different things.
> Just to make you happy I'll try building it again and see what
> happens...
> Results coming soon.

And they're very bad!

I can't figure out how to get the damn thing to stop trying to build
all its modules as .so files and link them properly. I tried faking
uname to get it to stop assuming I'm using "GNU/Linux", then even
passing --without-gcc. No luck.

If anyone still wants to claim Python is portable C, please tell me
how to build it without any linker hacks as a plain C program.


P.S. There were also minor bugs in the source, missing #ifdefs, etc.,
which I corrected without much effort, but the above seems like the
main issue.

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