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Re: Shared libraries - dependencies or dlopen

On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 09:32:49PM +0100, John Hedges wrote:
> Is this a sensible thing to be doing or would it be better to make splay
> depend on the extra packages? Perhaps plugins is a good way to go, but I
> wonder if this might over-complicate a simple command-line player.

If your package can still work reasonably without the presence of another
package, then it doesn't really depend on it. If the glue required for using
alsa, and whatever other libraries is fairly small, then there's no sense in
splitting it out into a seperate package. If you do split it out, that
seperate package must depend on both the main package and the associated
libraries it provides glue for, as it's mostly useless without either one.

Brian Ristuccia

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