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

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Thu Dec 1 12:42:11 CET 2011

On Thu, 01 Dec 2011 13:21:43 +0200, Georgi Chorbadzhiyski <gf at unixsol.org>
>> How so? You might not want any A/52 decoding, no?

A/52 is one of the most common audio codec, perhaps the most common after
MPEG-2 Audio.

> My point exactly, configure should not require --disable-xxxxx just to
> silence an error that if xxxx is not found. If it is not found just mark
> it so and go on.

And who will read the warning among the flood of messages?

> Otherwise it is cat and mouse game. ./configure ... wait....aaaa an
> whats the disable option (grep for it)...run configure --disable-abc ...
> wait....loop if an error is found.
> And lets not forget that configure is huge and it is taking lots of time
> to run.

It's much less time than tracking why a VLC build does not work. And it's
also taking less time for us to support people who screwed their builds due
to missing dependencies.

You're not the one doing the build support on the forum.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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