[MPlayer-dev-eng] deterministic builds

Sebastian Otaegui mplayer at argentina.com
Fri Dec 19 18:20:37 CET 2003

AFAIK mplayer doesnt use automake.

On Fri, 2003-12-19 at 19:42, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> Hi folks,
> im working on an automated buildfarm for our distro 
> (http://www.linux4geeks.de)
> Therefore I require a way to do really deterministic builds - 
> means hitting automake in its fat ass not to do anythings by itself
> but only rely on options given to ./configure.
> For building stable and consistent distros its really necessary
> that the build process is absolutely reliable. 
> While playing a while with ./configure i've noticed some things:
> (version
> * some common automake parameters like --sysconfdir are not supported
> * many feature options are only available as --enable-xxx or --disable-xxx
>   (the default setting seems not to be supported as explicit parameter)
> * there seems to be no way for finding out what build configuration 
>   configure is in fact using.
> Those things are a nightmare for distributors.
> regards,

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