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Re: why must emacs depend on sound packages?

On 2009-05-01 21:11 +0200, jidanni@jidanni.org 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.


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