Subject: Re: Merging the aalib packages (was: CVS commit: pkgsrc)
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/11/2005 19:48:43
On Sun, Dec 11, 2005 at 07:44:18PM +0100, Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
> if you build against aalib without x11 support it plays in the terminal
> window while it opens a new window otherwise.  there is also difference
> in the characters used (no bold characters in terminal?) and limited
> controls.  the x11 enabled version has better output.
> you can simulate this by building the x11 version and playing:
>  mplayer -quiet -vo aa somefile
> and then unsetting DISPLAY and trying to play it again.

So you want to enable the x11 option if you can, and disable
it on servers where you don't want X11 installed.

I don't see yet why we would want both installed at the same