speex upgrade to 1.1.12 ?

Luigi Rizzo rizzo at icir.org
Wed Feb 21 21:07:16 UTC 2007

On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 02:19:20PM -0600, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 13:24:14 -0600, Luigi Rizzo <rizzo at icir.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 01:00:56PM -0600, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> >> On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 11:59:11 -0600, Luigi Rizzo <rizzo at icir.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> > On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 11:56:34AM -0600, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> >> >> On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 09:34:47 -0600, Luigi Rizzo <rizzo at icir.org>  
> >> wrote:
> > ...
> >> >> > Some packages start checking for recent (1.1.x) version of speex,
> >>
> >> After checking, which port are you talking about? I only see one
> >> (net/opal) and it is not depend on speex-devel by default. Unless, my  
> >> grep
> >> is incorrect?
> >
> > linphone originally depends on speex.1.1.12, and there is a patch
> > in the port to change the test and look for 1.0.5 (which may work,
> > but while 1.1.x is backward compatible, it is not clear that code
> > written to use 1.1.12 will be happy to use an older version.)
> >
> > ./net/asterisk-bristuff also has a patch to change the path
> > for the old speex location. So far, that's all.
> It looks like the net/asterisk-bristuff supports stable and unstable  
> version by default in its source code when I took a look at  

maybe. anyways let's see (no hurry) what you find is the most popular
choice in linux, and then try to match their choices to make life
easier with ports.

Then there is the other issue of how to automate the handling of
conflicting ports in cases like this one, so that the average
user does not have to manually override packages or do other
things he is not comfortable with.

> >> You can add a check in Makefile for if speex exists, then mark it as
> >> IGNORE and tell users to uninstall speex and install speex-devel.
> >
> > can it be automated or it requires manually doing things ?
> Manual.
> >> > 	http://downloads.us.xiph.org/releases/speex/
> >> >
> >> > speex-devel is now  the 1.2 branch
> >> > Am i missing something ?
> >>
> >> Yes, it is wrong place to check. Why don't you check its website instead
> >> of that ftp or list of distfiles?
> >
> > got it... looks like we should bump speex-devel to 1.2 :)
> Yep. ;-) If I am going to update it, then will you test it for me? Because  

sure, will give it a try later.

> To me, it looks like it is not complete backwards compatible if some ports  
> have the hardcore path of header? Because of speex and speex-devel have a  
> bit different headers path (see net/asterisk-bristuff for example). If all  

well my point is that in many ports written for linux (and multimedia
surely has lots of them), our dependencies lag behind what is used
on linux. So quite often we need to patch the 'configure' or
'Makefile' etc to fix paths and the like.  Upgrading libraries (such
in the speex case) should help removing some of these patches and
moving to cleaner ports.

Certainly there might be a bit of breakage, but this is a
good time to do these changes, because next releases are reasonably
far away and we have time to deal with the breakage.


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