[MPlayer-dev-eng] deterministic builds

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Tue Dec 30 04:06:45 CET 2003

On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 02:42:21AM +0100, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> <snip>
> > "every package brings its own build system"? I'm not sure what you mean
> > here... I've seen only a couple of build systems. Plain Makefile,
> > autoconf/automake, xmkmf or some custom configure. 
> Well, mplayer also has its own buildsystem - which is in fact yet another
> makefile generator. Such makefile generators (one of the ugliest ones is 
> automake) tend to produce unreadable and undebuggable code. Especially 
> automake is really a punishment - it does what it likes to do and doesnt
> give the user _real_ control.

Apparently you never RTFS'd MPlayer's build system. There is no
Makefile generator. All the Makefiles are manually written. The
configure script just builds config.mak and config.h, which contain
various _human-readable_ definitions.


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