Bug#581225: mplayer: extra dependency on arts

Marc Glisse marc.glisse at inria.fr
Wed May 12 06:12:36 UTC 2010

On Tue, 11 May 2010, Reinhard Tartler wrote:

> mplayer's configure script autodetects installed libraries and enables
> respective support. Upstream has asked me to drastically reduce the
> configure line, as they have noticed other users using the debian
> configuration to build their own copies of mplayer, without really
> knowing what they are doing. I see no reason to not follow that
> suggestion.

Ah, I understand better now, thanks.

> So, can you perhaps explain me if this bug is a pure cosmetic issue, or
> are there technical problems arising from this fact? (besides of course
> the unnecessary dependency and the few kb additional space taken on /)

I used to have trouble some time ago with a bad application that 
auto-detected libarts and then used it, but most trouble only happens when 
you install artsd, and mplayer doesn't do that, so I agree that the only 
bad effect currently should be the clutter (if I notice anything else I 
will come back here).

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