[Slackbuilds-users] Needing requirements built with options

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 21:39:04 UTC 2014

On 07/14/2014 02:08 PM, Doogster wrote:
> I'm about to submit a new version of gnome-inform7, and I've run into a
> problem. It requires gst1-plugins-bad, and it needs gst1-plugins-bad to
> have been built with libmodplug support. The problem is that
> gst1-plugins-bad lists libmodplug as an optional dependency, not as a
> hard one. How should I handle that,
> The best solution I can think of is to specify gst1-plugins-bad in the
> info file as a hard requirement, then mention in the README that
> gst1-plugins-bad needs to have been built against libmodplug. Is there a
> better way?

IMO,  think that is the best way.  Specify the dep in .info, then give
"gotchas" in the README.  This might trip up the sbopkg users, but short
of including a "special" gst1-plugings-bad, it'll be hard to cover every
use case.  After all, we should all be reading the README, right?


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