[vlc-devel] [vlc-commits] fixups.h: added an explicit hack so binaries created on OS X Lion can be executed correctly on Snow Leopard

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri Jan 27 14:24:57 CET 2012

On Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:25:25 +0100, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 01:16:38PM +0100, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
>>  minimal-macosx-version does not work as advertised.
> It does work for the MacOS SDK, but does not work when checking for
> getline and such in configure.

That is again self-contradictory.

There are thousands of feature checks in VLC and contribs. Besides
autoconf checks, there are many opportunities for binary incompatibility
across run-time versions. Anyone in his/her right mine builds for the
oldest supported run-time. Any other method is a troubleshooting and
maintenance nightmare that I refuse to aim the build system at.

And even ignoring this high level problem, adding a declaration cannot
possibly address a missing definition.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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