improving vlc-devel

Mikhail Teterin mi+kde at
Mon Feb 26 15:11:21 UTC 2007


Attached is a patch, that fixes two minor annoyances with the port:

	. removes "BROKEN" on amd64 -- just built it fine on my system;
	. removes explicit requirements for shared libraries' major numbers.

There are several commits in the Makefile's cvs log, which do nothing 
but "chase" these numbers -- that's a foolish excercise. Vlc (and most other 
software) almost never care for a particular version of a dependency and the 
shlib major number should only be specified explicitly, when needed -- 
ommited _by default_ (vlc's own configure-script is better at detecting such 
incompatibilities anyway).

Doing otherwise requires too many rebuilds to make sense -- in order to build 
a fresh version of vlc, for example, one has to rebuild gaim too, because vlc 
explicitly requires gnutls.15, whereas one's existing gaim install may refer 
to gnutls.12...

Please, consider the attached patch. Thank you very much for your time,

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