[pulseaudio-discuss] [ANNOUNCE] PulseAudio 0.9.10

Wouter de Geus benv-pulseaudio.org at junerules.com
Tue Apr 1 08:56:37 PDT 2008

* Lennart Poettering <lennart at poettering.net> [2008-04-01 17:01:18 +0200]:

> Elitist jerk? You asked what the fix for your problem was, I responded
> -- my response was certainly terse, but complete. Then, you insulted
> me. Who's the jerk here?

Ok, let's start over. I have no intention in a flame war, nor do I want to insult
you. Your remark came at me like a linux user would say 'install linux' to someone
having problems with windows.
My apologies.

> Dude, what do expect from me? That I'll translate the term
> "libcaps-devel" into slackwarelese for you?

No, but I do expect to be able to find something when I enter it in google.
However, it gives exactly 0 results.
Searching for libcaps gives some hits, one stating that it isn't in LSB, and
some other related to firefox and browser stuff.
I've tried the few ubuntu and debian boxes that I have, they all fail to install libcaps-devel.
So I'm getting curious: where is it supposed to come from? Can someone provide
me with a source package perhaps?

> I am pretty sure that
> people who are capable of dealing with Slackware should be able to
> translate what I mean with libcaps-devel into the right package name
> for Slackware. Quite frankly I do believe that all people who compile
> PA from source should be able to translate to the package name
> specific to their distro.

Yeah, I'm quite capable of that, since the answer is usually "go get it yourself" in Slackware.
That's a choice that usually works for me.

> I am not your monkey who knows what the package name of every piece of
> free software is in every single esoteric distribution. Thank you very
> much.

And I don't expect you to. We have google for that.

> It's not required. It's just not a good idea to compile PA without
> libcaps. It just isn't. If you want to do that than you need a very
> good reason for it, i.e. embedded stuff.

That's why I'd expect a warning from configure if it can't find it.
However, I saw no warnings whatsoever, only a compilation error.


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