Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 191097
kdemultimedia: RFE: package arts plugins separately
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:57:03 EST
Some parts of kdemultimedia-extras are really extra components for arts.
Arts has been designed to be desktop independent. It's a shame if you can only
extend it with the files below if you also pull in the KDE stack.
AFAIK, those bits have integral dependancies on kdemm bits too, so trying to
install them without the rest of kdemultimedia doesn't make sense.
How would I find out about such dependencies? Using "ldd" on the .so and
reading the .la doesn't show anything. I can only find dependencies on akode
and Qt and arts.
After looking closer (mostly with ldd as you suggested), it appears these bits
in-fact have only arts-provided dependancies. OK, we may have a shot at
something like arts-extras afterall.
Just a followup, this will likely be addressed for Fedora 7. If/when we get
that working, we can consider doing likewise for FC5/FC6.
Ran out of time w/F7, maybe F8 with compat-kdemultimedia3
Retargetting F8, F9 will be deprecating arts support (in favor of xine-lib,
gstreamer, phonon, pulseaudio, and other more well-supported technologies).
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