[vlc-devel] [PATCH v2 09/13] contrib: add an extract phase to extract all the sources that will be built

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Thu Jul 9 16:41:58 CEST 2020

Le jeudi 9 juillet 2020, 17:36:13 EEST Rémi Denis-Courmont a écrit :
> Le jeudi 9 juillet 2020, 15:38:36 EEST Steve Lhomme a écrit :
> > On 2020-07-07 19:10, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > > If you don't build them, there's no way to match them with the build
> > > content.
> > 
> > Why is that ? You pick the hash VLC was built on, bootstrap contribs for
> > the target you use and extract the sources. It should match the sources
> > from the build you have.
> Well duh, that extracts the sources in the VLC tree at that time, *not* the
> sources in the prebuilt contribs. If you want matching sources and binaries,

Not to mention that the decade (and a half) old recommendation is to checkout 
and build separately any library that you hack on together with VLC - if only 
so that you have the VCS working and the latest upstream changes.

That is definitely not something that contribs is meant and designed, nor even 
remotely practical and suited for.

And then the prebuilt contribs aren't normally built for debug either.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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