[packman] Why do we build libcaca ?

todd rme toddrme2178 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 26 00:58:47 CET 2011

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 5:54 PM, Manfred Tremmel <manfred at links2linux.de> wrote:
> Am Freitag, 25. Februar 2011 schrieb Pascal Bleser:
>> On 2011-02-25 22:17:47 (+0100), Manfred Tremmel
> <manfred at links2linux.de> wrote:
>> > I think 99% of the users will never use a videoplayer with caca-
>> > textoutput on console. For myselve I've done it a view times for
>> > testing, but for nothing else. It's not realy usefull. So it's
>> > completely unimportend even if we would build the mediaplayers on
>> > opneSUSE 11.1 and SLES without caca.
>> Hmmmmmmm... that's very true actually...
>> So, would you be fine if I disable building libcaca for 11.1 and
>> SLE_11 as well ? (and build MPlayer, vlc, ... without libcaca
>> support on those)
> I wouldn't do this. This would cause a lot of spec-file changes.
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How many packages depend on this?  It is just 3 lines that can be
copied and pasted between each spec file that has a direct
buildrequires.  Unless there are a ton of packages that explicitly
depend on this it wouldn't be that hard.


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