[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Handle BUILDSUF appropriately for non-posix systems

Ramiro Polla ramiro
Fri Oct 19 08:42:48 CEST 2007

Fran?ois Revol wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Diego Biurrun said:
>>> On Sat, Oct 13, 2007 at 02:49:32PM -0300, Ramiro Polla wrote:
>>>> ./configure --build-suffix=-mingw
>>>> yields files named like avutil-49-mingw.dll
>>>> Attached patch names it avutil-mingw-49.dll
>>> I like this patch in principle, but I'm sceptical regarding the
>>> usefulness of the BUILDSUF feature.  Does anybody use it?  What 
>>> for?  Is
>>> this some standard thing that people are used to from auto*?
>> I use it to tag my own builds and distingish my ffmpeg exes/dlls from 
>> the
>> ones
>> that available from Cygwin Ports.
>> I also tag my static builds with --build-suffix=-static
> I originally added this to build libs for the FFDecoder plugin for 
> BeOS, so that upgrading ffmpeg itself wouldn't break the plugin.
> I'd use .for_ffdecoder or something.

I find it useful too. I have lots of different revisions laying around 
(-rxxxx). It's good for finding regressions. Some with different gcc 
versions (-4.2.1 or -3.4.6). And some on stuff I started working on so 
that I don't forget I'm supposed to finish them (like -siren, 
-libavgrab... =)

I'll send an updated patch later.

Ramiro Polla

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