Question: depending on multiple sound server libraries
jargon at molb.org
Thu Mar 24 10:41:09 UTC 2011
I have a question about dependency of packages on multiple sound server
libraries. The cmus  audio player has multiple output plugins, like
roar, alsa, pulse, ao, etc. The package used to depend on all those
libraries, but then users complained  because libroar1 recommends the
roaraudio server. Although this is fixed now (libroar1 only suggests
roaraudio), I wonder what would be the best solution for this problem:
a) make cmus-plugin-* packages for all plugins which require additional
dependencies (like in sox)
b) only make cmus-plugin-* packages for "rarely" used plugins
(e.g. roar) and depend on e.g. libpulse0
c) depend on (almost) all dependencies
I know normally a) would be the way to go, but since the player is
really small I don't know if it's worth to split it into 7+ packages...
What do you think?
The maintainer asked me to forward my question to the list. Thanks for
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