Announcing rpmfusion

Bill Crawford billcrawford1970 at
Wed Sep 12 14:17:32 UTC 2007

On 12/09/2007, Richi Plana <myfedora at> wrote:

> Hans, how about this for an idea: re-write the
> gstreamer-plugins-bad.spec so that it puts the various plugins in
> separate packages and make gstreamer-plugins-bad a virtual package that
> Requires all of the plugins to pull them in?


> I was going to do that for my system, privately. Unfortunately, I don't
> know how to rename the main part of the sub-packages name. I was
> planning on using the scheme "gstreamer-plugin-<module>" for the modules
> and "gstreamer-plugins-bad" for the virtual package, but I can't figure
> out how to change the root name. I'd really rather not use
> "gstreamer-plugins-bad-<module>" if possible (actually, I'd rather not
> use ANY filenames, if possible. I've posted several times against the
> idea of storing meta-info in filenames). Any ideas?

Yes, this is an excellent plan. The only thing that stopped me doing
it myself was that I'd have ended up having to rebuild a load of
*other* packages to change their Requires: and so on ...

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