[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] 5 patches from the Debian packaging

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Thu Mar 6 20:54:56 CET 2014

On Thu, Mar 06, 2014 at 08:03:20PM +0100, Andreas Cadhalpun wrote:
>  * The fourth patch is probably the most important one, as it fixes the
> tests (make check), when building shared libraries, by exporting
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH in the Makefile.

I don't have a better suggestion, but "export" will not work in all
shells I believe, and LD_LIBRARY_PATH will not work on e.g. Windows
(where you would have to set PATH instead), that makes it feel rather
I kind of think it might be better to leave setting up the environment
to the user.

>  * The fifth patch removes uses of the deprecated texi2html in favor of
> makeinfo. This is done, because texi2html is expected not to be in the next
> Debian release. I'm not sure, how far this deprecation has gone outside of
> Debian, or if everyone can use makeinfo. So maybe this patch should not be
> applied for the 2.2 release, but since texi2html is not developed anymore,
> it makes sense to switch to makeinfo sooner or later.

Have you looked at if/how the output differs between these tools?
Both visually in the browser and as far as the generated HTML is
Also, does this possibly require a newer version of makeinfo than
some people might have (I mean there must be a reason we don't use it?)
Otherwise depending on one fewer tool is a good thing IMHO.

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