[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 2/2] Document a critical gotcha in FATE
Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Mon Nov 21 09:14:06 CET 2011
On 21 Nov 2011, at 06:48, mike at multimedia.cx wrote:
> From: Mike Melanson <mike at multimedia.cx>
> FATE samples paths can not be contain a '~' character. This has bitten me
> on multiple occasions and I have heard I'm not the only victim.
> doc/fate.txt | 2 ++
> 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/doc/fate.txt b/doc/fate.txt
> index b23d3f6..ac2b256 100644
> --- a/doc/fate.txt
> +++ b/doc/fate.txt
> @@ -12,6 +12,8 @@ Use the following command to get the fate test samples
> To inform the build system about the testsuite location, pass
> `--samples=<path to the samples>` to configure or set the SAMPLES Make
> variable or the FATE_SAMPLES environment variable to a suitable value.
> +NOTE: Do not put a '~' character in the samples path to indicate a home
> +directory. Because of shell nuances, this will cause FATE to fail.
Maybe suggest using $HOME instead? That should work (though I guess very few people really need it, and it is just lazyness to use ~ ).
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