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

Christophe Mutricy xtophe at chewa.net
Fri Sep 4 17:55:04 UTC 2009


Le Fri 04 Sep 09 à 19:05 +0200, Hilmar Preusse a écrit :
d> On 04.09.09 Reimar Döffinger (Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de) wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 12:19:28PM +0200, Hilmar Preusse wrote:
> > > your package actually depends on the dummy package libsdl1.2debian. Please
> > > link with one of the other packages provided by the source package:
> > >[...]
> > Uh, why? The libsdl1.2debian package is exactly the right one,
> > since any of the above are ok.
> > 
> The package you link against is a dummy package:
> [...]
> Linking against it doesn't make any sense. I guess the next rebuild
> will change the dep anyway. Further discussions regarding this should
> be addressed to the SDL maintainers.

We don't link to a package. We depend on it. And we don't depend on the
dummy one to let the user choose which of the libsdl1.2debian-* he wants
to use according to the sound system he use.

So I agree with Heimar that it is correct.

Furthermore, we don't force on what package we depends. It's all comes
from the .shlibs file of libsdl1.2-debian. Which, IMHO, correctly has
libsdl1.2debian in it.

The only possible alternative I see is to have the whole list of
libsdl1.2debian-* in the shlibs file. but i doesn't bring anything more
and complicate maintenance.

So I think it's not a bug and an mplayer Uploader should close it. IF
some people can demonstrate it's a bug, then it's a libsdl bug and not a
mplayer bug.



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