FYI, some useful links on Fedora packaging:
Also, related to fedora packaging -- on LAU, I queried how to package apps
that depend on nonfree codecs, so that they dynamically load in LAME or
other nonfree/blacklisted technologies from RPMFusion. My particular
interest is in being able to package apps like 'qtractor' as part of Fedora
with MP3 support if the appropriate RPMfusion packages are available. I
really don't like the way things are done currently with separate "Fedora"
and Freeworld packages, which is unworkable, confusing, and a maintenance
nightmare in the long-run.
provides one possible implementation/solution in http://moc.daper.net/about
Excerpts from Niels Mayer's message of 2010-06-13 00:33:53 +0200:
PS: Is there a "codec dynamic loader" for
, such that applications can be compiled once, and then, at load
dynamically load and support MP3 if the lame-libraries are present?
Seems like such a "meta-lame" package would solve all sorts
problems, such as having to provide both "free" and
"nonfree" versions of most audio editing software,
e.g.:audacity.x86_64 1.3.11-0.1.beta.fc12 @updates vs.
audacity-freeworld.x86_64 1.3.7-0.6.1.beta.fc11 rpmfusion-free.
I'm reasonably sure it's somehow possible. I know that it
works for the
audio player moc, at least with wavpack. If it's compiled with wavpack
support and it's not installed nothing bad happens. Wavpack files don't
show up and those in a playlist don't play, that's all. No idea how it's
implemented, but I'd like to see that kind of behavior in more apps.