[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Revert "Switch smbclient detection to pkg-config"
zoran.turalija at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 05:30:55 CET 2013
On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 11:36:14PM +0200, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> 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?
Nothing. Never said anything that is contrary to what you wrote.
> > > > 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.
True. I guess both of us were half way away from the real truth. ;)
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