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authorStefano Pigozzi <>2013-09-14 09:55:01 +0200
committerStefano Pigozzi <>2013-09-14 10:00:59 +0200
commit61790c98e8ade47e4b6e5362a3d1dde94afe10fe (patch)
treeb97e007d9432bd938615ef078fc0e1911dcaa25c /
parent438f9e585df00b3dd1d55a611120b506a1757687 (diff)
README: add clarification about --enable
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@@ -47,18 +47,22 @@ If you are running Mac OSX and using homebrew we provide [homebrew-mpv][homebrew
to date formula that compiles mpv with sensible dependencies and defaults for
-configure --enable-* parameters
+### configure `--enable-*` parameters
-The --enable-* parameters unconditionally force options on, completely
+The `--enable-*` parameters unconditionally force options on, completely
skipping autodetection. This behavior is unlike what you may be used to from
autoconf-based configure scripts that can decide to override you. This greater
level of control comes at a price. You may have to provide the correct compiler
and linker flags yourself.
If you used one of these options and experience a compilation or
linking failure, make sure you have passed the necessary compiler/linker flags
to configure.
+mpv's configure script is greedy and automatically enables features as a result
+of autodetection. The cases where you may want to use `--enable-*` are very
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