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From: Simon Stelling <blubb@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Proposal for advanced useflag-syntax
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2006 07:59:03
1 Enrico Weigelt wrote:
2 > For example: mplayer
3 > It has it's gui-less player and an gtk-based frontend in one package.
4 > We should split this into two packages: mplayer and gmplayer.
5 > The chances to get this done in the upstream *before* some major
6 > distro like gentoo does the split by its own are quite low.
8 Not quite true. In reality, they're just the same. mplayer simply checks whether
9 it was called as mplayer or gmplayer. So you not only have two programs in one
10 package, but even in one binary. Changing this behaviour has nothing to do with
11 packaging and is really upstream's responsibility, IMHO.
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14 Kind Regards,
16 Simon Stelling
17 Gentoo/AMD64 Developer
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