[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: [PATCH] Fix compilation when using --disable-opts

Panagiotis Issaris takis.issaris
Mon Mar 19 14:19:46 CET 2007

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Hi M?ns,

M?ns Rullg?rd schreef:
> Panagiotis Issaris said:
>> Ramiro Polla schreef:
>>> Panagiotis Issaris escreveu:
>>>> Ramiro Polla schreef:
>>>>> M?ns Rullg?rd escreveu:
>>>>>> Panagiotis Issaris said:
>>>>>>> M?ns Rullg?rd schreef:
>>>>>>>> Diego Biurrun said:
>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 05:58:35PM +0100, Panagiotis Issaris wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> The attached patch fixes compilation when using the --disable-opts
>>>>>>>>>> parameter. This to help those interested in using a debugger to
>>>>>>>>>> debug
>>>>>>>>>> FFmpeg.
>> [...]
>>>>> On Windows XP, crashes issue a dialog box (and so configure has to wait). Of
>>>>> course
>>>>> you won't decide if it's ok to crash a program on configure just because
>>>>> of Windows users, but it would be nice to just put a warning before
>>>>> running the tests: "This configure script might crash and generate a
>>>>> core dump" (or something similar).
>>>> I have to confess that I have no idea on how to solve this on Windows
>>>> :-( But, note that without the patch --disable-opts would just fail to
>>>> compile, but now although apparantly while showing a dialog box, it will
>>>> at least compile...
>>> Don't worry. I'm sure making the configure script not crash on Windows
>>> is not a high priority for FFmpeg =).
>> The configure script itself wont crash, right? The generated and
>> executed testapp will crash but the configure script will keep on
>> running after displaying some kind of warning? Or does it really end
>> with the crash of the testapp?
> The script should keep running.
Ah, okay.

>>> A conditional warning is enough.
>> During the execution of the configure script or on "configure --help"? A
>> generic warning for all operating systems, or one specific for Windows?
> On a Unix system I'd just use ulimit to disable core dumps and not worry
> further about it.  
Within the same patch?

> The problem with windows is that it displays a monolog
> box whenever an app crashes.  This might be perceived by a user as the
> configure script crashing.  Hence printing message stating otherwise
> prior to running the test on windows might be in order.

Something like this?
cat <<EOF
WARNING: The following test might cause a testapp to crash
(intentionally) resulting in the
appearance of a dailog box. Please click OK and ignore it.

Better warnings welcomed :)

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