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Bug 425308

Summary: media-plugins/gst-plugins-meta: about using global "encode" USE flag to pull in encoders
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Pacho Ramos <pacho>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team <gnome>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: enhancement CC: gstreamer
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Description Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2012-07-08 11:50:55 UTC
Currently, we are handling this a bit inconsistently in gst-plugins-meta ebuilds, maybe would be interesting to use "encode" USE flag to pull in encoders only when it's enabled. What do you think?

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Gilles Dartiguelongue gentoo-dev 2012-11-03 11:44:03 UTC
Imho, this ebuilds has degenerated in an incontrollable USE flag fest.
We should retry discussing its split or plain removal.

Iirc it was intended to be use by packages using gstreamer to have a package responsible for all optional dependencies, but not to USE-depend on anything in it and leave applications hard-depend on plugin they do need.

This policy is broken by our own ebuilds btw: brasero, gnome-media.

If we split it (someone was working on this idea iirc), shoud we have:
  * encode
  * decode (mp3, vorbis, aac, ...)
  * input/outups (jack, pulse, alsa, oss, ...)