[vlc-devel] vlc-qt-check usage in modules/qt/gui/qt.cpp

Alexandre Janniaux ajanni at videolabs.io
Thu Aug 20 13:06:34 CEST 2020


On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 11:10:46AM +0100, John Cox wrote:
> Hi
> >Hi,
> >
> >I'm not sure you're supposed to cross-compile and copy the
> >resulting build on the target without make install-ing it
> >first, though I'm not an autotool expert.
> >
> >The script in modules/vlc-qt-script is generated by the
> >buildsystem (libtool or autofoo) and the real executable
> >is in modules/.libs/vlc-qt-script. When you make install,
> >all those generated files will be gone.
> Ah - I guess that makes sense - but I've been very used to simply having
> my build dir mounted on the Pi and just running from there for a quick
> and easy development cycle in vlc3.  And as far as I can see this is the
> one thing that breaks that model in vlc4.

Maybe wait some other answers here before trusting my words,
other developers here have much more background than me
regarding why it would happen.

Alexandre Janniaux

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