[Mesa-dev] [PATCH] Revert "configure: ask vdpau.pc for the default location of the vdpau drivers"

Ilia Mirkin imirkin at alum.mit.edu
Tue Oct 7 06:19:11 PDT 2014

On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 9:13 AM, Christian König <deathsimple at vodafone.de> wrote:
> Am 07.10.2014 um 15:07 schrieb Ilia Mirkin:
>> On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 9:04 AM, Christian König <deathsimple at vodafone.de>
>> wrote:
>>> Am 07.10.2014 um 03:11 schrieb Ilia Mirkin:
>>>> I'm under the assumption that OMX/etc don't do anything ridiculous. If
>>>> they do, it's a bug just like this vdpau situation, and should be
>>>> addressed as such. However addressing them should not preclude vdpau
>>>> from being fixed.
>>> Well, that was the whole point of the change. For OMX you don't have a
>>> standardized sub directory where to put the loadable modules, e.g. it's
>>> named libomxil-bellagio0 on Ubuntu and completely different on Fedora.
>>> So what I did was just to use the $pluginsdir from libomxil-bellagio.pc
>>> to
>>> determine where to install the OMX files and ignored $prefix. But Emil
>>> wanted all generated plugins to be installed consistently so he changed
>>> VDPAU to the same behavior as OMX.
>>> I'm perfectly fine with either approach, but it should just be
>>> consistent.
>> How about just failing the configure if you enable OMX (or anything
>> else we don't know what to do with) but don't specify an install dir?
> Would work for me as well, but doesn't sounds like the ideal solution.
> Looking into the libomxil-bellagio.pc we have a whole chain of definitions
> like:
> prefix=/usr
> exec_prefix=${prefix}
> libdir=${exec_prefix}/lib
> includedir=${prefix}/include
> toolsdir=${exec_prefix}/bin
> pluginsdir=${libdir}/libomxil-bellagio0
> Isn't it somehow possible to let pkg-config assume a different $prefix while
> evaluating the $pluginsdir variable (I honestly have no idea how pkg-config
> works)?
> That would solve the problem for OMX and make the behavior consistent again.

Not sure about pkg-config either, but seems like defaulting it to
${libdir}/libomxil-bellagio0 is the right thing then (similarly to
vdpau defaulting to ${libdir}/vdpau). That way you can set --libdir to
/usr/lib/weirdo/place/that/debian/likes and everything will work out
as expected. Right?


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