Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#1449 closed defect (fixed)

texi2html required for doc

Reported by: burek Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: build system
Version: unspecified Keywords: texi2html
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: yes
Analyzed by developer: yes


If a user doesn't install "texi2html" package prior to ffmpeg compilation, it won't install docs, but there are no warnings during configure process and the default is to build ffmpeg with docs.

The solution is to issue a warning or an error (and force the user to use --disable-doc) during the configure process. Currently, it doesn't do/show anything, making a user think it will build docs too, but it doesn't build it.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by saste

  • Analyzed by developer set
  • Component changed from undetermined to build system
  • Keywords texi2html added
  • Reproduced by developer set
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Should be fixed in:

commit 7b3333d1fa57c87c1a2d35651511b46c3536389c
Author: jamal <>
Date:   Wed Jul 11 22:41:25 2012 -0300

    build: fix documentation dependencies and rules
    Signed-off-by: Stefano Sabatini <>

FFmpeg will now create and install documentation based on the tools installed on the system (so if texi2html is missing, it still will compile and install man pages).

Version 0, edited 4 years ago by saste (next)
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