codec location (was: Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] enable dll codec support for mingw32andcygwin)

Dominik Mierzejewski dominik at
Mon May 5 17:02:42 CEST 2003

On Monday, 05 May 2003, Alex Beregszaszi wrote:
> Hi,
> > > 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.
> > 
> > I agree.
> I vote for /usr/share/codecs/ (or eventually /usr/local/share/codecs/)
> For compatibility the configure should check for the old /usr/lib/win32
> directory too.

Not /usr/share. It's for architecture-independent stuff. /usr/lib/codecs
(/usr/local/lib/codecs) is better, according to FHS guidelines (AFAIR).

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