[Slackbuilds-users] Which jack?

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Sun Dec 23 18:38:52 UTC 2018

On Sun, 23 Dec 2018 02:20:43 -0500
B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12/22/18, Klaatu <klaatu at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> >
> > For the record, I still think it would be useful for SBo at large
> > to define a
> > generic JACK dependency which means either JACK or JACK2.  
> You mean something like what Debian calls a metapackage? The existing
> SBo infrastructure hasn't got the concept of it. For it to exist, a
> bunch of work would have to be done (decisions to be made, tools and
> procedures updated).
> For jack 1 vs. 2, it's pretty simple, but I can imagine e.g. package
> xyz needs either foo or bar, but if it uses bar, bar must be compiled
> with MAGIC=yes set. Or, foo must be compiled with the optional
> dependency quux. We'd need a syntax to be able to express that in
> the .info file, and a parser for that syntax (to be used in
> sbopkg/sbotools/etc). Historically this level of complexity is
> something the SBo admins have resisted (I don't speak for them, but
> I've read previous discussions on this list...)
> Also, if I maintain some build that I say depends on
> jack-audio-connection-kit, and it gets replaced with a
> meta-dependency on jack in general... I now have to spend twice as
> much time testing my build (to make sure it really does work with
> both jacks). If I instead have the option to keep the dependency on
> jack-audio-connection-kit, I will, just to save myself the work.
> Which would make the meta-dependency pointless (at least it will if
> not using it is the path of least resistance).
> We have other things like this... various something and
> something-legacy, and wxGTK vs. wxPython. Also wx(GTK|Python) version
> 2.x vs. wxGTK3, since some things can be built with either.
> I take the REQUIRES= to mean "this is what the maintainer tests
> with". If something else happens to work, great (and it should
> ideally be mentioned in the README, like you do in your builds).

Yes, what he said. ^^

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