[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Revert "Switch smbclient detection to pkg-config"

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri Mar 29 22:36:14 CET 2013

Le vendredi 29 mars 2013 21:54:17, Zoran Turalija a écrit :
> > > Maybe that is not the motto of this open source project?
> > 
> > The point of open-source pretty much is that you can modify (including
> > fix) upstream, actually. If you think it is a bug in VLC, you are free
> > to fork VLC and put your fix it. If you think it is a bug in Ubuntu, you
> > are similarly free to get the package sources, fix them and rebuild.
> Didnt knew I had to write an essay about this.
> I checked that bug was submitetd on feb 18th already:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/samba/+bug/1129110
> But, this is USER point of view issue in case of VLC project.

The VLC Debian packager will complain to the Samba Debian packager and the 
pkg-config file will go in. If the Samba packager is too slow, the VLC packager 
will add a work-around in the VLC Debian packaging. The Debian users will 
never need to care, either way.

Debian is the reference in Debian. Upstream is the reference in upstream. 
What's so hard to understand or accept about that?

> > > And it is user unfriendly. For all current Ubuntu/Debian users
> > > (excluding Debian experimental/rc-buggy users). And it is clear that
> > > commit improved "a lot" how configure detects smbclient; just as clear
> > > as it brakes detection for many current users.
> > 
> > News flash: compiling from source is user-unfriendly.
> Maybe in 1995.

Come on... Even with detailled wiki pages, people still routinely fail to 
compile it right.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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