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Re: pkg/43480: audio/SDL_mixer's optional dependencies should be PKG_OPTIONs
The following reply was made to PR pkg/43480; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Thomas Klausner <wiz%NetBSD.org@localhost>
To: NetBSD bugtracking <gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/43480: audio/SDL_mixer's optional dependencies should be
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 13:08:56 +0200
On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 07:50:01PM +0000, Peter.Bex%xs4all.nl@localhost wrote:
> It's annoying that SDL_mixer uses so many dependencies when you
> need it to play only one or two games which don't use mp3, mod,
> ogg or flac files.
> The MP3 format is still plagued by patents and there are people
> who prefer to avoid MP3 if possible. Those might like to be able
> to disable mp3 support in SDL_mixer.
> Besides, libmikmod has four current vulnerabilities which are not
> yet fixed. Disabling libmikmod in all packages until there is an
> updated package is a good workaround. This is another excellent
> reason to make it optional in SDL_mixer.
I like the idea.
We should have a standard way to let a package specify it needs
SDL_mixer built e.g. with the mp3 option on, though. Ideas for that?
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