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Re: [PATCH 1/2] gnu: gnunet: Add inputs.

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] gnu: gnunet: Add inputs.
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:46:44 +0200
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ng0 <address@hidden> writes:

>> Is adding “bluez” and “libogg” really needed?  They seem a little
>> unusual for networking software.
> It is not just networking software.
> It's been to long since I found out all these dependencies, I just
> decided to add them to guix master now. Bluez is for bluetooth support
> of whatever feature (look it up in either documentation or the
> Makefile), libogg is needed for audio playback I think. I could be wrong
> about this one. You know, the longer you work on something the more you
> find and without comments it all gets obscure. But I really think libogg
> in addition to libopus is for something audio related.

Well, that’s why I’m asking as I don’t have time to investigate the
reasons for the suggested changes myself.  I know what “bluez” and
“libogg” do, but it’s a bit odd to have them as dependencies of GNUnet.

GNUnet doesn’t encode/decode ogg audio files, does it?

> If you think comments are needed because someone in the future could
> decide to cut down the "bloat", I can comment all the dependencies with
> which part of GNUnet needs them.

Commenting unusual inputs should be enough.

~~ Ricardo

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