[MPlayer-cvslog] r23805 - trunk/configure

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Wed Jul 18 11:32:19 CEST 2007

On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:37:16 +0200 (CEST)
diego <subversion at mplayerhq.hu> wrote:

> Do not test for the existence of device files during configuration,
> it fails for packagers, crosscompilers or other cases where the binaries
> are built on a machine different from the one they are run on.

Hm.. i would rather make a note in the binary packaging manual
that distributors are encouraged to build with --enable-mga --enable-xmga
instead of disabling this test. Most people still build mplayer
themselves. Ie with mga_vid always enabled they will have to build
two big drivers all the time although they will never need it
(the mga_vid user base is quite small).

Crosscompilers are a different case. Those rather tend not
to use mga_vid as most crosscompilation is for embedded
systems that do not use matrox graphics cards. And even
if they would, they can easily enable it by hand during

So, i suggest to revert the mga_vid part of this commit completely.

			Attila Kinali
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