Re: [meta-multimedia][PATCH] vlc: add virtual/vlc alias


Ross Burton
 

On 30 Jul 2022, at 03:28, Vincent Davis Jr via lists.openembedded.org <vince=underview.tech@...> wrote:

For layers that want to provide the ability to
select a version of VLC.
There’s no need for this.

If there’s just different versions, then have vlc_1.2.3.bb alongside vlc_1.0.0.bb and use PREFERRED_VERSION.

If you’ve got a fork, then just name it vlc-foo_1.2.3.bb and use PREFERRED_PROVIDER.

There’s no need to use virtual/ with PREFERRED_PROVIDER. virtual/* should only be used when you want an abstract thing and there are many implementation, such as virtual/libc, which can be glibc, newlib, musl, etc.

Ross

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