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

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun Mar 6 12:44:40 UTC 2011

On Sun, Mar 06, 2011 at 11:53:07AM +0000, Alessio Treglia wrote:
>On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 7:15 AM, Adam C. Emerson <azure at azureprime.com> wrote:
>> 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?
>We could split the sound servers-related plugins into several runtime
>packages (cmus-sound-{alsa,pulse,roar} to provide ALSA/OSS, Pulse and
>roar plugins).

I think there is no problem beyond relaxing dependencies in _one_ 
direction but not the other:

   * Apps should depend on libs
   * Libs should suggest daemons
   * Daemons should depend on libs and (at most) recommend apps

  - Jonas

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