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Old 02-15-2020, 03:04 AM   #1
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OpenAL (AlienBob) vs. openal-soft (-current)?


Noticed that with qt5 made part of -current, the package openal-soft is added.

I've had AlienBob's qt5, with his OpenAL package, installed since way back. Should I replace his OpenAL with openal-soft? Or keep it and forget about the new package? Or install both?

EDIT: content seems to be identical in both packages so just a name change. I'll switch to -current, then.

EDIT2: Removing OpenAL and replacing it with openal-soft (using gslapt/slapt-get) also removed Eric's vlc. Two options: keep Eric's package, or replace it and reinstall vlc manually.

Guess Eric will edit the depedency file for vlc soon.

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Old 02-15-2020, 06:46 AM   #2
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Noticed that with qt5 made part of -current, the package openal-soft is added.

I've had AlienBob's qt5, with his OpenAL package, installed since way back. Should I replace his OpenAL with openal-soft? Or keep it and forget about the new package? Or install both?

EDIT: content seems to be identical in both packages so just a name change. I'll switch to -current, then.

EDIT2: Removing OpenAL and replacing it with openal-soft (using gslapt/slapt-get) also removed Eric's vlc. Two options: keep Eric's package, or replace it and reinstall vlc manually.

Guess Eric will edit the depedency file for vlc soon.
Slackware's openal-soft package is exactly the same as my OpenAL package which I will now remove for -current in my own repositories.
Slackware does not remove another package (vlc) automatically when you remove its dependency (OpenAL). I guess you are using a 3rd party package manager that does not adhere to the Slackware way.
 
Old 02-15-2020, 07:03 AM   #3
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Slackware does not remove another package (vlc) automatically when you remove its dependency (OpenAL). I guess you are using a 3rd party package manager that does not adhere to the Slackware way.
You're right, it's slapt-get's fault, taking account of your .dep file - or my own, for stubbornly using slapt-get/gslapt.

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