Am 24.12.2012 10:39, schrieb Klaus Schmidinger:
- The plugin Makefiles now have a separate 'install' target (suggested by 
Christopher
   Reimer). In order to still allow the normal building of VDR (with all 
plugins in its
   ./PLUGINS/src subdirectory, the plugin libraries in ./PLUGINS/lib and the 
i18n files in
   ./locale) the VDR Makefile checks the settings of LIBDIR and LOCDIR when 
building the
   plugins from within the VDR source directory. If these macros have their 
default values,
   then the 'install' targets of the plugins' Makefiles are called. Otherwise 
the 'all'
   targets are called and the plugins are merely built, and will have to be 
installed by a
   call to 'make install-plugins'. This now also allows a user to copy a plugin 
source to
   any directory, change into that directory and do 'make' and 'make install' 
to have the
   plugin installed to wherever the local installation of VDR expects them.


This has a major downside: LIBDIR and LOCDIR have two different meanings: First, the install target for make install, second, the default search path for VDR as long as --lib and --localedir is not specified. There's no way to handle them different.

So either I have a build that expects ./PLUGINS/lib to exist, or I *have* to use make install, that currently creates a total mess. (xineliboutput even tries to write outside of DESTDIR, and luckily fails to write directly to /lib/.)

I'm now (after 6 hours) at the point that I'll probably have to write an own lib and locale collector script that collects what has been in ./locale and ./PLUGINS/lib before, avoiding all the Makefiles, picking the right folders and files (there's no common way to find the .so file in the src folder), renaming them, etc. And I'm starting to think whether staying at VDR-1.7.33 wouldn't be the better solution. (or returning to 1.7.31 where editing recordings doesn't take forever.)

Cheers,

Udo


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