[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Fix pkg-config detection when using a cross-prefix

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Sat Jun 30 13:14:21 CEST 2012

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 10:08:06PM -0400, Kyle Schwarz wrote:
> On 6/29/2012 11:04 AM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 10:58:28AM -0400, Derek Buitenhuis wrote:
> >>On 29/06/2012 2:30 AM, Kyle Schwarz wrote:
> >>>The attached patch resolves a pkg-config issue.
> >>>
> >>>When a cross-prefix is used, FFmpeg searches for a cross-prefixed
> >>>pkg-config, and fails to use pkg-config if none if found.
> >>>
> >>>This patch allows a native system pkg-config to be used if a prefixed
> >>>one is not found.
> >>
> >>This seems like it could go quite wrong in some situations...
> >
> >seconded
> Can you give me an example of when it could go bad?

what i had in mind (dunno if its the same as derek)
assume you have cross compilation environments installed for
5 platforms, each needs different flags for the libs and has the
libs in different places. How could 1 pkg-config be correct for all ?

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