[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: add check for pkg-config return value
Mon Feb 28 13:09:30 CET 2011
Martin Storsj? <martin at martin.st> writes:
> On Mon, 28 Feb 2011, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> Stefano Sabatini <stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it> writes:
>> > On date Thursday 2011-02-24 22:36:27 +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd encoded:
>> >> Stefano Sabatini <stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it> writes:
>> >> > Add check_pkgconfig_flags() function. This ensures that the result of
>> >> > pkg-config is correct. Avoid spurious success during configuration,
>> >> > which may lead to compilation errors.
>> >> >
>> >> > In particular prevents the compilation error I was getting with
>> >> > --enable-librtmp --enable-libopencv, which was due to a missing
>> >> > libssl.
>> >> > ---
>> >> > configure | 15 +++++++++++----
>> >> > 1 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>> >> This is more convoluted than it needs to be. I'd also like to know
>> >> exactly why the link test didn't fail for you before adding workarounds.
>> > Simplified and updated.
>> > Note: I'm not sure /dev/null is portable (what about MinGW/CygWin?).
>> > I already explained on irc the reason of the failure, it was due to a
>> > pkg-config limitation (pkg-config flags only reflect the condition of
>> > the system when a package was installed), but an additional check
>> > can't hurt too much and it saves the time wasted on debugging the
>> > consequential misconfiguration/compilation problems.
>> No, you never explained how the same link command can succeed in
>> configure and fail during make.
> If I understood the situation corretly, there never was such a case. Only
> a case where missing dependency libs were brought in by another library
> transitively. When linking to this dependency was disabled, the other
> linking dependency broke. So he's not trying to fix any concrete breakage,
> only wanting to notice breakage more clearly early on.
If the patch doesn't actually fix anything it is rejected.
mans at mansr.com
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