bugdvdspanky - Bugs: bug #20171, Location of binaries


bug #20171: Location of binaries

Submitted by:  Maarten Boekhold <boekhold>
Submitted on:  Thu 14 Jun 2007 06:59:33 AM UTC  
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  Fixed
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  1.0.8 Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Fri 15 Jun 2007 01:51:41 AM UTC, comment #2:

Fixed in CVS.

Jeffrey Grembecki <jgrembecki>
Project Administrator
Thu 14 Jun 2007 08:19:54 AM UTC, comment #1:

Yes, I know this exists and I guess I'll look into using PATH, execvp and a different configure approach by the time 1.1 comes.

I've noted the bug in SoX < 13.0.0 and i'll write something up with 1.1 also.

Thanks for the report :-)

Jeffrey Grembecki <jgrembecki>
Project Administrator
Thu 14 Jun 2007 06:59:33 AM UTC, original submission:


When building dvdspanky, the configure script encodes absolute paths to the various binaries in the config.h script. This is a nuisance when you install a different version of one of those binaries (sox for example) in a separate (non-system) directory.

Also, when I installed a newer version of sox in /home/me/local/bin, and had this directory first in the PATH, configure still insisted on picking /usr/sox/bin. I had to manually modify config.h and recompile in order for dvdspanky to use the other installation of sox.

Wouldn't it be better/more convenient if dvdspanky relied on the PATH in order to find the required binaries (eg. use execvp() instead of execv() inside forkit()).


Maarten Boekhold <boekhold>


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