[vlc-devel] configure: check that live555 has our patches applied
remi at remlab.net
Tue Nov 15 07:39:58 CET 2011
On Mon, 14 Nov 2011 22:42:44 -0500, Rafaël Carré <funman at videolan.org>
> Le Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:35:09 +0100 (CET),
> git at videolan.org (Rémi Denis-Courmont) a écrit :
>> vlc | branch: master | Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net> | Mon Nov
>> 14 18:34:04 2011 +0200| [6a20b9968abde4f828c4c6cea51e8b7601f98fa5] |
>> committer: Rémi Denis-Courmont
>> configure: check that live555 has our patches applied
>> + AC_MSG_ERROR([liveMedia lacks patches and is not usable.
>> +Please apply our patches from the VLC contrib (contrib/src/live555/).
> What makes it 'not usable' ?
Read the patches. We have already discussed this multiple times.
> Have the bugs been reported upstream ?
Yes. Upstream does not want them because they are "not portable", IIRC.
> What is your plan wrt distributions?
I have no plans w.r.t. to distributors for I am not distributor.
The role of a distributor is to integrate the software so that all
components work together.
Pointing out a problem, and the solution, is doing them a service.
> They will either patch live555 either patch VLC to remove this check,
> and without details I guess they'll patch VLC thus rendering this
> check useless.
I can warn the packagers. I cannot prevent them being reckless idiots
> For now the only side effect of this check is that (Debian) buildbot is
No. The side effect of this check is that we know that Debian live555 is
broken and always was.
> should we use --disable-live555 to be able to check the other
> code and thus stop checking live555 module?
I don't really care.
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