Bug#612887: please avoid the dependency on several sound servers

Adam C. Emerson azure at azureprime.com
Sat Mar 5 07:15:20 UTC 2011

Package: cmus
Version: 2.3.4-1
Severity: normal

I agree that libroar should not recommend the sound server.  However,
as I understand it libroar and libpulse are required by plugins loaded
at run-time rather than having cmus statically linked against them.

Would it be reasonable to change from depends to recommends or
suggests, since, if I am correct, cmus would work fine without these
libraries unless you loaded the plugins requiring them?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages cmus depends on:
ii  libao4                    1.0.0-5        Cross Platform Audio Output Librar
ii  libasound2                1.0.23-2.1     shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libc6                     2.11.2-11      Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libfaad2                  2.7-6          freeware Advanced Audio Decoder - 
ii  libflac8                  1.2.1-3        Free Lossless Audio Codec - runtim
ii  libmad0                   0.15.1b-5      MPEG audio decoder library
ii  libmodplug1               1:    shared libraries for mod music bas
ii  libmpcdec6                2:0.1~r459-1   MusePack decoder - library
ii  libncursesw5              5.7+20100313-5 shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libpulse0                 0.9.21-4       PulseAudio client libraries
ii  libroar1                  0.4~beta3-1    foundation libraries for the RoarA
ii  libvorbisfile3            1.3.2-1        The Vorbis General Audio Compressi
ii  libwavpack1               4.60.1-1       an audio codec (lossy and lossless

Versions of packages cmus recommends:
ii  cmus-plugin-ffmpeg            2.3.4-1    lightweight ncurses audio player (

cmus suggests no packages.

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