[Slackbuilds-users] qemu/spice-gtk and usbredir

Thomas Szteliga ts at websafe.pl
Sat Oct 22 23:26:43 UTC 2016

On 10/22/2016 07:28 PM, Andrzej Telszewski wrote:
> Something that is not required, shouldn't be flagged as required as long
> as it makes sense.
> But your proposal to forcibly disable building against usbredir is viable.
> If it solves your problem, then ask the maintainer to add it.
> You can never have too few options ;-)

OK, before I ask I wanted to discuss this. And yes, You're right:

 "Something that is not required, shouldn't be flagged as required"

so maybe it's time to rethink the way OPTIONAL dependencies are
announced? The README is OK, but it requires with every new release
to re-read all READMEs and check, if any optional deps were added.
It would be much easier to have an "OPTIONAL" tag in addition
to "REQUIRES" in the *.nfo files. Don't you think?

>> Before 14.1 usbredir was optional, because the official libusb
>> was too old, that's not the case anymore.
> No, it was optional, because it was optional ;-)


Thomas Szteliga

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