codec location (was: Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] enable dll codec support for mingw32andcygwin)
diego at biurrun.de
Mon May 5 19:41:05 CEST 2003
Dominik Mierzejewski writes:
> On Monday, 05 May 2003, Alex Beregszaszi wrote:
> > > > 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).
Dominik is right, binary codecs are processor dependent, these files
do not belong in /usr/share, but rather in /usr/lib/, see the FHS:
and on /usr/lib/:
I believe we should go with
and put all of our codecs there.
I'll come up with a patch for configure later today or tomorrow.
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