[blfs-dev] totem

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 08:25:49 PDT 2013

Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 05:45:03PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> There are only two packages left in the book that are marked at 7.3:
>> totem and seahorse.
>> I tried totem and got it to work, but it appears that the package
>> grillo, marked optional in the book, is really required.  From what I
>> can tell, this was true for 7.3 too.
>> The indication from running totem is that the grillo plugins are
>> required at runtime also.  The question at the moment is whether we
>> should archive totem or add grillo?
>   I found the same thing late last night after I'd built all the
> required totem deps, except that I used a sed (based on an ubuntu
> patch) to avoid grilo (proved that it would play local files), and
> left a review of grilo until today.  I've just confirmed that the
> change to require grilo is deliberate (I had wondered if it was
> accidental, because the configure script still says that it will
> skip over missing plugins) :
> commit 3a1fead18a314bed420aa3692e39fbb8e9596889
> Author: Bastien Nocera <hadess at hadess.net>
> Date:   Fri Apr 13 16:14:14 2012 +0100
>      build: Error out if some required plugins are missing
>   That changed 'plugin_error_or_ignore' to 'plugin_error'.
>   I haven't looked at grilo's dependencies, or its plugins (which
> will enable more of the totem plugins), but my gut feeling is that
> at least grilo needs to be in the book.
>   I also noted that gentoo have it as optional, but they do that by
> conditionally specifying which of the plugins to build (
> --with-plugins= ) and hence omitting grilo plugins if grilo has not
> been built.  That doesn't seem practical for BLFS.
>   Rather than duplicate effort, I'll leave seahorse to you.

OK, add the grillo page.  I found it to be just CMMI and didn't look at 
grillo plugins.  I evidently had the dependencies because it didn't 

I'll tackle seahorse, probably tomorrow.

   -- Bruce

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