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Re: Request for build: mpg123.

On Fri, Mar 29, 2002 at 09:47:47AM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, Lo'oRiS il Kabukimono wrote:

> > > > i mean: since there is mpg321 - that is free - why do you need
> > > > mpg123 ?

> > > Since there is BSD, that is free, why do you need linux?

> > because they are completely different. moreover, using debian
> > terminology, they are *both* "free". instead mpg321 and mpg123 are very
> > similar, with the difference that the first is free, the second isn't. a
> > non-free package is useless if there is a free package that does the
> > same thing. if a non-free package wants to be widespread, it must offer
> > something that no free package offers.

> mpg123 does offer some things that mpg321 does not. mpg321 is a free
> rewrite of mpg123, but as of yet, it's not complete.

The one thing mpg321 offers me right now that mpg123 didn't is 
occasional segfaults.


Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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