Subject: Re: Linux specific in pkgsrc and audio/arts under Linux detects
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/30/2004 08:01:54
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On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 22:55:26 -0700 (PDT)
"Jeremy C. Reed" <> wrote:

> A few weeks ago, I had package some alsa packages in attempt to get sound
> working on a Linux box. These were imported to pkgsrc-wip.
> Today, I noticed that audio/arts was building using libasound. And
> libasound was from my installed wip/alsa-lib.
> I'd like to import alsa-lib (and maybe alsa-utils) to official pkgsrc.
> Then add a simple if ${OPSYS} is Linux then use the alsa-lib/
> file in arts.
> Any opinions about having some Linux-specific packages in pkgsrc?

I don't have any objection about this (but who cares about my opinion?! :-),
but I'd suggest creating a new subdirectory "linux".

	Juan RP <>

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