[vlc-devel] [RFC, PATCH] configure: Do not stop configure if component is not found.

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Thu Dec 1 08:04:46 CET 2011


On Thu, 01 Dec 2011 03:32:44 +0200, Georgi Chorbadzhiyski <gf at unixsol.org>
> I'm compiling vlc on a server with only minimal needed components
> (libav, decklink, a52, x264) and without adding bunch of --disable-xxx
> options configure stops with error on several occasions. IMHO if
> component is not requested via --enable-xxx the configure should
> mark it as not found and go on. The attached patch does this for
> the components that I do not have but are generating errors.

It is far too easy to build a completely useless VLC with that approach.
For instance, it is completely unreasonable NOT to fail by default if XCB
is missing on Linux.

So I am very much against your proposal.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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