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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 22:01:39 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17 (2007-11-01)

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 03:44:42PM -0400, Russ Nelson wrote:
> Bastiaan Jacques writes:
>  > On Tue, 20 May 2008, Russ Nelson wrote:
>  > 
>  > > "but when cross-compiling we cannot run a test
>  > > program," which I don't understand.
>  > 
>  > Suppose you're compiling a PowerPC program on your Intel-compatible
>  > system. If you have a cross compiler you'll be able to compile it. But
>  > you can't run the resulting program on your Intel.
> Uhhhhhhh, read ./configure.  It compiles and runs programs natively.
> Configure doesn't NOT work when you're cross-compiling, so I must be
> missing something here.

configure needs a posix environment with the usual commands on the host
(cat, sed, awk...) but should not run any program it compiles.


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