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Re: [PATCH 2/2] gnu: Add manaplus.

From: Thompson, David
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] gnu: Add manaplus.
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2015 12:56:28 -0400

On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 8:40 AM, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
> Alex Kost <address@hidden> skribis:
>> I don't know if there is a better workaround for the SDL headers, but
>> this problem is rather common: there is a workaround in 'abbaye' and a
>> special patch for 'pingus'.
>> The problem is: the source code has lines like this:
>>   #include <SDL_mixer.h>
>> but the headers of all SDL packages are placed in “include/SDL/”
>> subdirectories.  And an upstream often doesn't use "pkg-config" for
>> every SDL package to define CFLAGS and assumes that all SDL headers are
>> placed in one directory.  So we have to invent workarounds for such
>> packages.
>> I just mention this problem here, perhaps someone will come up with a
>> general solution.
> Can’t ‘sdl-union’ be used here?  I think it was created specifically to
> solve this problem.  (Currently it’s private to (gnu packages sdl) but
> you can export it.)

Do you have any concerns about this package being picked up by UIs now
that it will be public?  Might confuse a user or two, dunno.

- Dave

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