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

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Mon Apr 15 17:01:15 CEST 2019

Le maanantaina 15. huhtikuuta 2019, 14.42.31 EEST Martin Storsjö a écrit :
> 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?

Frankly, --disable was never intended to be used with non-leaves targets.
That does not make much sense with the intended UX.

Реми Дёни-Курмон

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