[arch-general] gstreamer0.10-good-plugins need a whole load of GNOME stuff?
David C. Rankin
drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Wed Apr 21 04:26:33 CEST 2010
On 04/20/2010 10:37 AM, Ananda Samaddar wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:40:27 +0200
> Thomas Haider <t.haider at vcnc.org> wrote:
>> Am Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:34:21 +0100
>> schrieb Ananda Samaddar <ananda at samaddar.co.uk>:
>>> Is there some reason that the gstreamer good plugins set needs a
>>> whole load of GNOME crap?
>>> I've recently switched to XFCE and I'd like to avoid GNOME
>>> dependencies. Is it possible to recompile from abs without all
>>> these dependencies?
>> This is of course possible, the gstreamer ./configure script allows to
>> disable most of the dependency-heavy features. ./configure --help list
>> all possibilities. This for example is the configuration i use:
>> ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var \
>> --disable-static --enable-experimental \
>> --disable-schemas-install \
>> --disable-gconf \
>> --disable-hal \
>> --disable-dv1394 \
>> --disable-pulse \
>> --disable-esd \
>> --disable-esdtest \
>> --disable-sunaudio \
>> --disable-osx_audio \
>> --disable-osx_video \
>> --disable-flac \
>> --disable-gst_v4l2 \
>> --with-package-name="GStreamer Good Plugins (Archlinux)" \
>> --with-package-origin="http://www.archlinux.org/" || return 1
> Thanks for that, I'm created a custom PKGBUILD that removes all the
> GNOME crap, I'm going to upload it to the AUR when it's done.
It still amazes me how people will take the position that all associated with
Gnome must be 'crap'. No don't get me wrong, I have no arguments with your basic
complaint that unnecessary dependencies need not be included with the gstreamer
packages. In fact, I agree.
However, that notwithstanding, the general premise asserted in the comment
"GNOME crap" is just flat wrong. Now I was a KDE guy, did a lot of beta work
with KDE4 and also enjoy enlightenment, the 'boxtops', windowmaker and recently
Gnome. From first-hand experience, I can tell you gnome is not crap. It is a
solid desktop built on the metacity wm that does a great many things right and a
handful of things I would do differently if I wrote desktops and wm's, but on
balance is an excellent desktop.
Not to mention, it is just down right gorgeous:
Oh well, at least the gstreamer packages stripped of unnecessary dependencies
will be a great addition to AUR. Thank you for that. But no need to deride a
desktop just because whoever packaged it last included a few unneeded
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