[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/3] configure: improve pkg-config support

Stefano Sabatini stefano.sabatini-lala
Sun Mar 6 17:32:19 CET 2011

On date Sunday 2011-03-06 13:57:52 +0000, Mans Rullgard encoded:
> This adds helper functions for checking packages with pkg-config
> and managing the associated flags.

> Note that pkg-config use is still discouraged due to widespread
> poor practices resulting in broken flags in many situations.  A
> few badly designed packages require flags only obtainable using
> pkg-config, and these functions are intended for those cases.

Just for curiosity, which practice would you recommend for determining
the FFmpeg flags for an application?

I always used pkg-config for such purposes, which is especially handy
for handling complex dependencies on external libraries.
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