[Slackbuilds-users] Grip update recommended -> latest version builds, installs and runs just fine

Nicolas Kovacs info at microlinux.fr
Sun Jun 26 09:12:46 UTC 2011


The SBo repository currently holds a very ancient version of the 
excellent audio CD ripper Grip. Version 2.96 has no GNOME dependencies, 
but it's *very* old, it still relies on GTK1.

I just experimented a bit, and found that the latest (GTK2) version of 
Grip has indeed some GNOME dependencies (as well as id3lib), but it's 
only something like less than a dozen, and what's more important, 
they're all currently on offer on SBo. In fact the "only" explicit 
dependency is libgnomeui, but this package in itself relies on 
gnome-vfs, which in itself etc. you know the song with GNOME libs.

Some quirks to build the application are still the same. The Makefile 
has to be patched so as to use the internal cdparanoia (while the 
builtin cdparanoia works equally well, so it's just a matter of personal 
taste). Aside from that, the application builds OK, the *.desktop entry 
is now fixed and doesn't have to be provided.

I'm only posting this as a hint to the current package maintainer, since 
I don't want to appear as a maintenance usurpator. In my humble opinion, 
it's worth the while to upgrade the SlackBuild for Grip to the latest 
version. The application runs just fine here, and it has quite some more 
functionalities than the old version. These GTK1 apps all have this sort 
of North Korean look about them (except XMMS, which I still hold high in 
my esteem).

Cheers from the hot South of France,


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