[vlc-devel] [PATCH] configure: remove the CONFIGURE_LINE from the config.h

Steve Lhomme robux4 at ycbcr.xyz
Thu Jan 30 08:02:14 CET 2020

On 2020-01-29 17:46, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le keskiviikkona 29. tammikuuta 2020, 11.31.47 EET Marvin Scholz a écrit :
>> only the things that were explicitly specified, so it is
>> nearly always useless…
> Which is actually very useful to know what was explicitly enabled and
> disabled. Especially if the packaging rule dutifully sets all variables like
> Debian does.

So if one doesn't dutifully enable/disable new modules we added (in 4.0 
for example) there is no way to tell from this string if it's enabled or 

Also on my Debian, there are many extra vlc packages for specific 
modules like "vlc-plugin-fluidsynth", "vlc-plugin-samba", 
"vlc-plugin-bittorrent", etc. I assume the string doesn't tell you VLC 
was compiled with those, nor if it's installed or not.

> It's not as good as a list of available modules, but for lack thereof, it's
> still much better than *nothing*.

It's informational at best and can't be used to actually find out what 
module is used and why. I don't know if anyone pays attention to it, I 
know I haven't.

Also given we don't even have a way to list the used modules anymore I 
suppose that's something we don't care about anymore.

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