[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 5/6] config: discover libpcap on Windows

Dmitry Kozlyuk dmitry.kozliuk at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 17:04:38 CET 2021

2021-02-25 15:02, Ferruh Yigit:
> On 2/14/2021 2:16 AM, Dmitry Kozlyuk wrote:
> > WinPcap or Npcap, can be installed anywhere.
> > Add a Meson option to specify SDK path.
> >   
> I am not sure if it is OK to add a meson option for this, can't we use the 
> default path?
> And does this mean we will need to add an option for each dependent library in 
> Windows? If not, why pcap is special?

There are some meson options for SDK paths already. Are they exceptions?

IMO, explicit specification is better because it allows switching
dependency versions and library distributions.
I understand that consensus it to keep build matrix size at minimum, but
options to specify SDK path don't change the number of variants what can be

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