Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] rhythmbox 0.9.3 and dependency on totem

On 1/20/06, Tristan Tarrant <tristan tarrant dataforte net> wrote:
>  That is because with Gentoo you are building from source. With binary
> distros you don't need to install totem to get libplparser.

If libplparser is part of totem, then yes you do. If not, then it's a
dependency issue in Gentoo (rhythmbox should depend on libplparser,
not totem). It sounded, from the original post, like libplparser was
actually part of totem (in the same tarball), so this issue will
affect any distribution.

If ubuntu or other distributions are going to the extra trouble of
splitting libplparser out of totem and into a separate package, it's
nice they're doing that for their users, but IMO it's not desirable to
have each distro go to extra work to avoid dependencies like this.

BTW, there is nothing preventing Gentoo from doing the same (taking
only libplparser out of totem and making a separate package). It's
just that ideally that change would be made upstream (i.e. by totem)
so that each distro didn't have to do it themselves.

Or have I completely misunderstood?

Have fun,


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