[Flac-dev] last minute changes

Matt Zimmerman mdz at debian.org
Tue Nov 13 21:54:02 PST 2001

On Tue, Nov 13, 2001 at 08:57:11PM -0500, Asheesh Laroia wrote:

> Can't you write a script for ./configure that checks for this, rather than
> having the library do the check each time it's used?  If not, perhaps
> check /proc/cpuinfo or something.  The DoIHaveSSE and DoIHave3DNow checks
> could fork() if the system provides fork(); if not, the checks would
> return false.
> Couldn't you also just check for fork() in the configure script?
> Matt, will the debian packages have 3DNow support and SSE support?

If they are detected at runtime, yes; if they are detected at build time,
no.  The binary package must run on any i386 family CPU.

Of course, it is easy enough for the user to get an optimized build if they
want it.

apt-get build-dep flac
apt-get source flac
cd flac-1.0
vi debian/rules # twiddle configure flags
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b
dpkg -i ../flac*.deb

 - mdz

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