Hello Reinhard, On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:30:35PM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote: > If cmus handles missing libraries gracefully, you could do what xine did > in the past, namely putting the dependencies in the 'Recommends' or even > 'Suggests' field instead of 'Depends'.
I forgot to mention, this is what cmus currently (since 15 Mar 2011) does. The problem is, cmus doesn't handle modules with unresolved symbols gracefully (prints error message to stderr). I think this is justified, because normally it indicates an unwanted mistake. > Xine abandoned that idea in the end, however. While from the maintenance > side, it was quite maintainable (at least IMO), it wasn't really that > well accepted by the users AFAIR, so xine now does it similar to vlc and > packs its modules in a rather artificially selected set of packages > which turned out to become very hard to get right. Yes, I can imagine that it can be hard to get right. Fortunately it might be easier for cmus. I couldn't find shared modules in /usr/lib that have unresolved symbols on my systems, so I thought maybe this isn't a desirable solution at all. Johannes
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