[FFmpeg-devel] OSX 10.5 (Leopard) build problem

Alexander Strange astrange
Sat Dec 15 21:41:40 CET 2007

On Dec 15, 2007, at 3:37 PM, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:

> Alexander Strange <astrange at ithinksw.com> writes:
>> On Dec 15, 2007, at 3:15 PM, Steven M. Schultz wrote:
>>> On Sat, 15 Dec 2007, [iso-8859-1] M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>>>> As far as I am concerned, the bug is in OSX, not FFmpeg.  There are
>>>> no
>>>> problems on other OSes, or even older versions of OSX, so there  
>>>> is no
>>>> technical reason why the code shouldn't work on OSX 10.5.
>>> 	To me it's a matter of poorly formed code that relies on lenient
>>> 	linkers.  Other systems, including older versions of OSX, had a
>>> 	linker that apparently allowed non-pic code to be placed in a
>>> 	shared library.
>> The linker was rewritten for x86-64 support and 10.5 was rushed out
>> the door apparently before they could put text relocations back
> Uh, there are no text relocation.  Text relocations in shared
> libraries can never work on x86-64.  It must have been something else
> that got removed (or not added).

Right, I mean text relocations in 32bit x86. FFmpeg works perfectly  
x86-64, and it's faster anyway.

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