[Slackbuilds-users] Needing requirements built with options

B Watson yalhcru at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 23:08:22 UTC 2014

On 7/14/14, Doogster <thedoogster at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?

That's something people are already doing (I remember something needing
wxPython built with gnomeprint, or similar), so it should be fine.

IMO, you should also list libmodplug as a dep in inform7's info file. List
it first (or at least, before gst-plugins-bad). If people are installing
the deps in the order listed in REQUIRES, it'll take care of itself
(because gst-plugins-bad will auto-detect that libmodplug is installed,
doesn't need manual intervention). Also if someone's using sbotools,
it'll Just Work (at least, it will on a clean system).

A separate issue, unless it's been fixed already, is that the
gst-plugins-bad version on SBo (as of last week or so) wouldn't build
if libmodplug was installed. I've been too busy with other stuff to pay
attention, this may not be a problem any more.

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