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Re: Package system

From: Stefan van der Walt
Subject: Re: Package system
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 01:23:50 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.9i

On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 12:51:28AM +0200, Søren Hauberg wrote:
> And your question, ...
> Well, the basic idea is that you inform the user that FFMpeg is needed
> (there's a field in DESCRIPTION called SystemRequirements for this), but
> the package system doesn't check it. So to check if FFMpeg is installed
> you need some autoconfig magic. This kinda sucks, but checking if a
> library is installed is hard, so I don't think octave should try to do
> configure's job.

I agree.  Thanks for explaining exactly what SystemRequirements means.


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