FS#32338 - [quodlibet] Make a split package providing quodlibet and exfalso

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by John (graysky) - Wednesday, 31 October 2012, 20:21 GMT
Last edited by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Friday, 02 November 2012, 09:57 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


Description: A split package would be great. Exfalso is a powerful metadata editor and oddly enough, upstream like to package it along with quodlibet. A split package here would be very useful much like the handbrake/handbrake-cli split package.
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Closed by  Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Friday, 02 November 2012, 09:57 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  Most of the package size is taken by the common libraries so it's not worth it.
Comment by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Thursday, 01 November 2012, 07:30 GMT
exfalso uses a lot of the quodlibet python libraries, so if you split this, exfalso would have to depend on most of quodlibet anyways. I don't see any reason for a splitup here.
Comment by John (graysky) - Thursday, 01 November 2012, 10:46 GMT
You are right about the shared libs. Plz see and comment on my proposed PKGUILD.

Comment by Anonymous (reallybmn) - Thursday, 01 November 2012, 11:36 GMT
Debian handles this by:
- Putting everything in exfalso.
- quodlibet package with just the main quodlibet script / desktop files / icons.
- quodlibet depends on exfalso.

That's IMHO a better aproach given how small the packages are.
Comment by John (graysky) - Thursday, 01 November 2012, 15:01 GMT
That can work too. Thx for the info.