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These are some notes on our autotools setup, and some things to remember.
- plugindir gets defined for you, don't set it in
- plugin_LTLIBRARIES should contain the name of every plugin,
starting with libgst and ending in .la
- put compile/link variables in the following order: CFLAGS, LIBADD, LDFLAGS
- order _CFLAGS and _LIBADD with the highest in the stack first;
this makes sure that the one you're most likely to be hacking on
(GStreamer) has its -L flags pointing to your hacking directory,
and comes first on the link line. If it were to come later and you
had the library installed in the same place as the dependency, it
would take that version instead
- DO NOT put any libraries in _LDFLAGS. Typically, _LDFLAGS should only
- when using gst-plugins-base libraries, use $(GST_PLUGINS_BASE_LIBS) then
add -lgst(library)-$(GST_API_VERSION). Example:
libgstsdlvideosink_la_LIBADD = $(GST_PLUGINS_BASE_LIBS) \
-lgstvideo-$(GST_API_VERSION) \
-lgstaudio-$(GST_API_VERSION) \
-lgstinterfaces-$(GST_API_VERSION) \
- don't forget to use noinst_HEADERS if you have private headers
plugin snippet:
- wrap your check in a block like this:
translit(dnm, m, l) AM_CONDITIONAL(USE_DEP, true)
GST_CHECK_FEATURE(DEP, [(dependency description)], (plug-in-name), [
(here go the checks)
- plug-in name is the name of the *plug-in*, not the element; ie, the
first column when running gst-inspect
- For the checks, in the simplest case, use something like:
GST_PKG_CHECK_MODULES(FOO, foo-0.3 >= 0.3.2)
This will:
- do the check
- show a decent message if it can't find it, without failing
- set HAVE_FOO to yes or no
- if you want to make sure configure fails when this dependency is missing,
GST_PKG_CHECK_MODULES(FOO, libfoo-0.3 >= 0.3.2, yes)
- if your library does not come with a .pc file, you have to roll your own
pkg.m4: (last checked: version 0.20)
- was changed at some point to hide the error message from you, and error
out by default if no ACTION-IF-NOT-FOUND is given.
- caller is responsible for doing AC_MSG_RESULT if ACTION-IF-NOT-FOUND
is given
- for automake-1.6, AC_SUBST((PKG)_CFLAGS) and AC_SUBST((PKG)_LIBS) is not
done automatically. Starting from 1.7, it is. We require 1.7 now.