[vlc-devel] Re: Lots of "--datarootdir" warnings building extras/contrib on Cygwin

Rémi Denis-Courmont rdenis at simphalempin.com
Tue Nov 7 08:36:22 CET 2006

On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 09:31:46PM -0500, Mark Moriarty wrote :
> I've updated to the very latest (after Xtophe backed out a commit), been
> compiling the last 7 hours.  I jhust checked, and there was this huge block
> of warnings (around 60 of them in a row):

autoconf 2.60 aligned with common Linux distribution practice (maybe
different from *BSD, though - not sure) of putting manpages,
localizations and info pages (VLC does not use ifno pages) into
PREFIX/share/{man,locale,info} instead of PREFIX/{man,locale,info}. It
also adds support for the "documentation" directory

The warning is there to indicate that some Makefile seems to bypass the
datarootdir setting (=PREFIX/share by default). Typically, this means,
there is something like:

  localedir = $(prefix)/locale

or even:

  localedir = $(prefix)/share/locale

instead of:

  localedir = $(datarootdir)/locale

VLC does not have the "bug" (though included gettext/libintl may have).
This is usually harmless, but you can bug the upstream maintainers

Rémi Denis-Courmont
looking for a job

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