[MPlayer-dev-eng] deterministic builds

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Tue Dec 23 19:45:32 CET 2003

On Tuesday, 23 December 2003 at 19:10, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> * D Richard Felker III <dalias at aerifal.cx> [2003-12-21 13:33:13 -0500]:
> > Then your package manager is broken. 
> What kind of package manager you're talking about ? If you think about
> rpm oder apt - they're available at this stage - evryting they can is 
> installing and tracking files and checking dependency information
> (which must be supplied by the developer)

Not true. RPM autodetects dependencies. Only build-time dependencies
must be supplied manually.

> <snip>
> > But for mplayer, I don't see why you don't just --disable the libs you
> > definitely don't want linked...
> It comes from the wrong side. I want to enable what i _want_.
> The build system may tell me, whats available, if I ask it.

>From the point of view of package managers, yes. But from the point
of user compiling the software from source, this is perfect.

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