[vlc-devel] [PATCH] configure: remove the CONFIGURE_LINE from the config.h
remi at remlab.net
Thu Jan 30 13:47:36 CET 2020
My knowledge of Meson starts and ends at modern replacement for autotools. I don't think I can contribute here.
Le 30 janvier 2020 14:31:33 GMT+02:00, Alexandre Janniaux <ajanni at videolabs.io> a écrit :
>I agree with not removing this line, but it raises questions
>about whether or not and how we should support this with the
>meson build script and if we can provide something else.
>Do you have any ideas or opinion regarding that?
>On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 09:49:34AM +0200, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>> I believe that the official Debian build rules fail if a flag is
>skipped, but that's not the point anyway.
>> If you don't look at bug reports, you should not be making this kind
>of comments. And if you did look at them, you would know that VLC 4
>debug logs show used modules just like they always did. What they don't
>show and never showed are the modules that were not successfully
>> Le 30 janvier 2020 09:02:14 GMT+02:00, Steve Lhomme
><robux4 at ycbcr.xyz> a écrit :
>> >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
>> >> 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
>> >for example) there is no way to tell from this string if it's
>> >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
>> >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
>> >module is used and why. I don't know if anyone pays attention to it,
>> >know I haven't.
>> >Also given we don't even have a way to list the used modules anymore
>> >suppose that's something we don't care about anymore.
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