[vlc-devel] Out-of-tree compilation: seeking clarification

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 16:18:29 UTC 2021

On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 3:01 AM Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net> wrote:
> Le maanantaina 15. helmikuuta 2021, 17.46.55 EET Chris Angelico a écrit :
> > I'm attempting to build a VLC interface module which will involve its
> > own I/O thread. Following the instructions on the wiki has led to a
> > few questions.
> >
> > https://wiki.videolan.org/OutOfTreeCompile/
> >
> > The example makefile uses pkg-config for cflags and libs, but
> > hard-codes /usr/local/lib/vlc/plugins as the installation dir.
> > Experimentation has shown that `pkg-config vlc-plugin
> > --variable=pluginsdir` gives me the correct path on my system; but is
> > that going to be reliable on other systems?
> This will work as well as CFLAGS and LIBS work.
> I don't remember if it was added after the wiki was written.

Cool, thanks. The Wiki seems to be closed, presumably for reasons of
spam; what's the proper way to create an account? The front page links
to the standard account creation page, which is then denied.


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