[vlc-devel] [vlc-commits] vdpau/avcodec: fix build for older ffmpeg

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Mon Feb 10 16:15:03 CET 2014

On 10 Feb, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
> On Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:01:27 +0100, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> wrote:
> > On 10 Feb, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
> >> No offense intended, but neither j-b nor you, nor anybody has yet fully
> >> worked around the versioning FFmpeg clusterfuck. It is still broken
> (and
> > 
> > No offense taken. I do my best, but the task is daunting.
> > 
> >> mostly unfixable) in the configure script, in addition to the VDPAU
> >> plugin.
> > 
> > An ugly workaround would be to disable VDPAU if micro > 100, aka FFMpeg
> > case.
> IIRC, VDPAU is not the only place that checks for pkg-config version
> numbers.

This is true, but so far, it has not bitten in our ass yet.

Yes, I have 2 contribs, one with libav, one with FFmpeg and I check
regularly. ($deity bless ln -sf :D)

> This bug needs FFmpeg people to face the reality that they have set their
> project as a downstream of the unspeakable libav. Thus they must not
> override upstream version numbers, but instead add their own separate ones.
> Everybody else works that way, and pkg-config is designed with that
> assumption.

Sure, but how can we improve our issue, for now?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
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