infrastructure to export the codec installation,informations
greffrath at leat.rub.de
Wed Aug 13 13:23:52 UTC 2008
Sebastian Dröge schrieb:
> Only the candidate versions will be searched for the control fields and
> will be installed.
Sorry, but I dont' know what you mean by "candidate versions".
However, do you remember that ~1/2 year ago I added some support for
external codecs to the Debian packages for -bad and -ugly? In the long
term I'd like to have a common mechanism among Debian packages to
build against external (i.e. not in Debian) libraries if the original
package supports it. For ffmpeg (and libquicktime recently) we have
introduced an "externalcodecs" keyword that - if it's found in the
DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS - triggers linking against additional codecs. Do you
think it is a good idea to introduce this in the gstreamer packages, too?
Your recent addition of the control headers for the gstreamer packages
led me to another idea. I'd like to have something like "weak"
Build-Depends for packages that support additional codecs. Something like:
XS-externalcodecs-Build-Depends: libfaac-dev, libmp3lame-dev,
Do you consider this a practicable idea?
Dipl.-Phys. Fabian Greffrath
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