[vlc-devel] [PATCH 2/3] contrib: Put the contrib in $host/$distro instead of just $host. This allows building for a same target with different distro type. (eg iPhone Simulator)

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Mon Sep 27 09:55:10 CEST 2010

On Sunday 26 September 2010, Pierre d'Herbemont wrote:
> 2010/9/26 Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>:
> > Second, I claim your use case makes no sense.
> To build for the iPad, we need to have some host contrib (autoconf,
> etc.) and then the target contrib. Then when trying to target the
> simulator and the os, we need also separate contrib. I may be
> hijacking the contrib to do this here. And we could figure out a
> simpler/more solid way to solve this.

First I don't see that use. autotools should be INSTALLED on the build system 
anyway, In fact, I don't see the point of having them in contribs in the first 
place. Even Cygwin (however crappy a build platform that is) has autotools.

Second, that's not going to work cleanly with the current design of contribs 
anyway. You'd need to 'build' and 'install' autotools for each host platform, 
even though it would actually be targetted to the build platform.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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