[PLUG] Mini-Project in Linux

sudhanwa Jogalekar sudhanwa.com at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 11:28:23 PST 2007


On 1/8/07, Nishit Dave <stargazer.dave at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/8/07, Ashutosh Adkar <ashu.adkar at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Actually am really interested in Systems.But tell me one in apps and
> > systems
> > each.
> > Thanks a lot.
> >
> >
> How about writing a script to fetch all dependencies and provide gui-based
> options for the configure, make, make install routine for VLC [
> www.videolan.org] source?  For Fedora, Debian, OpenSuse *and* Mandriva?
>
> I am always scared of trying to compile VLC as I don't know what to make of
> so many options of what libraries / plugis to include or safely exclude, and
> most of the pre-compiled versions are either obsolete, unavailable for many
> distributions and /or are limited due to patent concerns.
>
> I am sure there might be many like me.  I was actually thinking of offering
> somebody money to create such a utility under the GPL, but if there is
> somebody who can take it up as a 'project', why, I'd love to keep my fists
> clenched tight.
>
> I honestly don't know if this utility would be large enough to qualify, but
> hey, you could also offer it to the VLC website as an alternative install
> method.
>
> Just a thought.
> --

Finding dependencies and similar stuff??
Just check out urpmi from Mandriva. (urpmi.org is the website)

May be you will like to port urpmi to other distros..

-Sudhanwa



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