Re: why must emacs depend on sound packages?
On 2009-05-01 21:11 +0200, email@example.com wrote:
> Why must emacs depend on sound packages? Is emacs
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_9000 and will talk to us?
No, but some people may want to use M-x play-sound-file, and libasound2
will be installed on most desktop systems anyway.
> Shouldn't there be a way to install an emacs without sound packages?
Currently you have to build them yourself or use the emacs-snapshot-nox
package from http://emacs.orebokech.com/.
> Even the nox version depends on them. Does emacs say things more than
> "beep" often?
On most systems, probably not. Feel free to open a wishlist bug that
emacs22-nox should be built without sound support. In fact, that is
what I had suggested in http://bugs.debian.org/503054.