[pulseaudio-discuss] [PACKAGERS] New dep

Arun Raghavan arun.raghavan at collabora.co.uk
Thu May 26 11:52:02 PDT 2011

On Thu, 2011-05-26 at 16:23 +0200, Maarten Bosmans wrote:
> 2011/5/16 Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've just pushed Arun's (mostly, Pierre-Louis also had a hand!)
> > passthrough work to master.
> >
> > This carries with it a new dependency: json-c
> What is the upstream location of that software? Googling for json
> implementations gives a lot of small libraries, it is not clear which
> one is needed as the pulse dep.

Yes, it's unfortunate that it's a buzz word and the library name doesn't
generate unique search results.

> I guess it could be the one at http://oss.metaparadigm.com/json-c/,
> but that website is out of order for some time now. The .tar file is
> only locatable through the packaging systems of various Linux
> distros/BSDs.

The website worked fine as of a month ago. I don't know why it's down
now. The library serves the purpose we need well (light weight, doesn't
invent its own type system, allows you to parse out values individually
instead of mandating key-value pairs), and is available on every major
distribution ...

> Needless to say, such an unclear status of a dependency is not really
> helpfull in packaging PulseAudio.

... so the dependency was not picked arbitrarily and the unclear status
you speak of is a recent development. I'll mail the developers and ask
them what's happening.

-- Arun

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