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From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] xmms-mp123 pluggin
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 07:06:10
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] xmms-mp123 pluggin by Ryan
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4 Ryan wrote:
5 > there were NO reports of the error that I was getting. The error report
6 > said I was missing a pluggin, but it didnt say which, and therefore I
7 > was left out in the cold to try to find the right one. So, I started
8 > looking through the portage files with anything that had xmms in the
9 > descrpition/name and I came up with nothing. I then resorted to looking
10 > on google for my error and I got SUPER lucky with 1 single hit, and had
11 > it not been for this guys post just 2 weeks ago, I'd have been racking
12 > my head with this problem for weeks.
14 That's funny, I found a ton of results trying to google this. Error
15 messages aren't always the best way to find a solution, although
16 sometimes they work great. I used 'pls xmms plugin.'
18 > Long story short, the xmms-mp123 plugin description needs to be updated
19 > to something other than "Xmms Plugin: xmms-mpg123". Thats a pretty
20 > useless description if you ask me. I noticed that almost all of the
21 > xmms plugins were the same way except a few. Most dont need a
22 > description since the filenames pretty much give it away, but this one
23 > was an exception. mpg123 has nothing to do with .pls playlist files. I
24 > consider this a minor Gentoo flaw than anything else.
26 OK, you might want to file bugs to the maintainers. See info below on
27 how to find them.
29 > I dont know who the maintainer for this plugin is (I didnt want to send
30 > out 10 emails to the people in the changelog either) so here I am.
32 Note: ewho() is a local function in my .bashrc that checks metadata.xml
33 and the CVS history, originally from
34 metadata.xml has a bunch
35 of info, usually including the maintainers.
37 donnie@supernova ~ $ ewho xmms-mpg123
38 metadata.xml says:
39 herd: sound
40 dev: eradicator
41 CVS log says:
42 xmms-mpg123-1.2.10.ebuild: eradicator
43 xmms-mpg123-1.2.10-r1.ebuild: eradicator
45 > BTW, Gentoo is by far the best Linux distro once it's installed.
46 > Getting it installed would be a nightmare for any new linux user, but
47 > after that, it's got everything you could imagine in the portage files
48 > which is a real nice feature.
50 Great.
52 > I didnt think that having porthole being
53 > marked as masked was very good though. It's a great app for searching
54 > the portage dir without having to be online or use command line.
56 Might want to file a bug to the maintainer.
58 > I'm
59 > still trying to figure out easier ways to unmask things. Right now, the
60 > syntax for it is horrid.
62 File a portage bug?
64 > Other than that, I'm quite happy with my conversion from Mandrake to
65 > Gentoo experience. I've been using linux now for about 9 years (the
66 > last 6 months of that as my desktop, the rest as a server platform). I
67 > see Linux being a viable desktop OS that has 30-40% of the market share
68 > in less than 4 years and from all the distro's I've tried, Gentoo has
69 > been the best Desktop viable linux simply because of portage compared to
70 > any of the other binary based pkg systems.
72 Good to hear it!
74 Thanks,
75 Donnie
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