codec location (was: Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] enable dll codec support for mingw32andcygwin)
vektor at dumbterm.net
Mon May 5 05:27:21 CEST 2003
Diego Biurrun (diego at biurrun.de):
> [...] I think we should settle for _one_ codec location instead of
> several different ones. IMHO all codecs should go to /usr/lib/win32
> or /usr/local/lib/win32 or at least we should check this location by
> default for all codecs. Having different directories for win32, qt,
> real and xanim is a PITA IMHO. You can always specify separate
> directories via --with-xxxdir=/path/to/codec/xxx/.
> Maybe the name is a bit misleading nowadays. /usr/lib/codecs/ would
> probably be better. Maybe there is even an FHS dir for this, or maybe
> there should be...
I'll just say this now. I don't think /usr/lib/win32 was ever a good
idea. /usr/lib will be searched by ld, won't it? Nasty. It just
doesn't seem right, they're not native libraries, they're DLLs that
require a special loader.
The only sane location for codecs would be under a standardized
location in /usr/share, akin to /usr/share/fonts/ or /usr/share/sgml/
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