[vlc-devel] [PATCH] contrib: Make --disable-foo disable any package that depends on foo

Martin Storsjö martin at martin.st
Mon Apr 15 13:42:31 CEST 2019

On Mon, 15 Apr 2019, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:

> I don't agree with that. This works as intended currently.
> If package is provided by OS, disabling it should not affect reverse
> dependencies IMO. And if it's not, it's debatable that silently disabling
> things is desirable.

Right, I didn't think of the case when these packages might be provided by 
the OS itself (although pkg-config should pick them up in that case and 
avoid rebuilding them in general, making it unnecessary to use the 
--disable option for those in general?).

So would it be reasonable with a separate --disable option to bootstrap, 
like --disable-all-foo, --disable-rdepends-foo or something like that?

// Martin

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