[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] udp: Define _DARWIN_C_SOURCE

Martin Storsjö martin
Wed Oct 6 20:59:40 CEST 2010

On Wed, 6 Oct 2010, Martin Storsj? wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Oct 2010, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> > 2010/10/6 Martin Storsj? <martin at martin.st>:
> > > The second priority is to get as much functionality enabled as possible on
> > > each platform, and for that, a patch that adds __BSD_VISIBLE to udp.c (and
> > > potentially to configure, if it's needed there, too) perhaps should be
> > > considered.
> > 
> > Should probably be in configure, similar to _DARWIN_C_SOURCE, for the
> > same reason.
> That of course depends on whether ipv6_mreq is available without the bsd 
> define or not. I'll see if I can get an FreeBSD 8.0 VM up and running to 
> check it out.

Ok, I've got it up and running and tested.

Concerning udp.c: The code compiles and works just fine out of the box. 
All the multicast conditional code blocks is left out, though. configure 
finds ipv6_mreq though. This can be fixed by adding a #define 
__BSD_VISIBLE 1 at the start of udp.c, nothing would be needed in 

In general, though - ffmpeg doesn't build straight out of the box, some 
input and output devices fail to build. With --disable-devices I'm able to 
avoid this and test the compilation of the udp stuff.

Also note what's written in the docs: 

> FreeBSD will not compile out-of-the-box due to broken system headers. 
> Passing --extra-cflags=-D__BSD_VISIBLE to configure will work around the 
> problem. This may have unexpected sideeffects, so use it at your own 
> risk. If you care about FreeBSD, please make an attempt at getting the 
> system headers fixed.

Given this, I don't see it as sensible to add similar local workarounds 
just for udp.c at the moment.

// Martin

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