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Re: [Gnash-dev] ffmpeg version grokking

From: Patrice Dumas
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] ffmpeg version grokking
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 21:02:31 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17 (2007-11-01)

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 02:51:05PM -0400, Russ Nelson wrote:
> The ffmpeg.m4 version grokking is madness (particularly since they
> changed it yet again).  The best suggestion is given as "compile a
> test program to print the value of LIBAVCODEC_BUILD" but which then
> goes on to say "but when cross-compiling we cannot run a test
> program," which I don't understand.  Don't we have access to a native
> compiler from inside configure?  It sure looks to me like configure is
> running programs natively.

There is access to a compiler for the cross-compilation (and a linker),
but when cross-compiling no compiled program should be run (and can be


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