Bug#544990: mplayer: Mplayer depends on dummy package libsdl1.2debian

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Fri Sep 4 10:43:50 UTC 2009

On Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 12:19:28PM +0200, Hilmar Preusse wrote:
> Package: mplayer
> Version: 1.0~rc3+svn20090405-1
> Severity: normal
> Hi,
> your package actually depends on the dummy package libsdl1.2debian. Please
> link with one of the other packages provided by the source package:
> - libsdl1.2debian-alsa
> - libsdl1.2debian-all
> - libsdl1.2debian-esd
> - libsdl1.2debian-arts
> - libsdl1.2debian-oss
> - libsdl1.2debian-nas
> - libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio

Uh, why? The libsdl1.2debian package is exactly the right one, since any
of the above are ok.
Unless you want every package to hard-code that any of these is fine,
which I think is really silly because each time a new libsdl1.2debian-*
package gets added the dependencies of all packages using libsdl need to
be updated...

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