[arch-proaudio] Package groups

David Runge dave at sleepmap.de
Fri Jan 19 13:38:38 UTC 2018

On January 19, 2018 2:10:49 PM GMT+01:00, "Jeanette C." <julien at mail.upb.de> wrote:
>Jan 19 2018, David Runge has written:
>> * jack
>> * jack2
>> * jack2-dbus
>Don't at least two of these three conflict? At least jack and
>jack2, not sure about jack2 and jack2-dbus.
All three conflict with each other, as they provide jack.
When installing the group, usually you'll be asked which you want install (by pacman), if there are packages that provide the same.

>Including the LADSPA and LV2 plugins sounds like a good idea, since
>imensely enhance and sometimes enable certain processes in the
>Not sure, how difficult it is to build groups, but when I read the
>I thought that the sound generators/synthesizers don't really belong
>into the core pro-audio field. Not sure how others see this. I'd
>personally go looking for an extra group/bundle there, something like
>synth or pro-audio-synth. I suppose one could argue the same thing
>any plugin that doesn't fulfill the absolute core-functionalities, like
>EQ, compressor and perhaps reverb/delay, to fork them out into an
>plugin-extra, but they usually don't take that much space on a drive.
Groups are achieved by defining them in an array in the package's PKGBUILD.
I'm sure there are more plausible/possible subgroups.
I don't know how much sense they would make, but packages can be in more than one group!

>As for the list of packages, if Yoshimi goes into community then it's a
>definite candidate, in my opinion.
Most def.


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