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


Khem Raj
 



On Sun, Jul 31, 2022 at 3:18 PM Ross Burton <ross.burton@...> wrote:

> On 30 Jul 2022, at 22:24, Vincent Davis Jr via lists.openembedded.org <vince=underview.tech@...> wrote:
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> Hey again Ross sorry I know I already sent this meant to hit reply all.
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> Meant to say for layers that contain recipes that clone different implementations of VLC and want to allow the ability to select an implementation. Would be nice to have PROVIDES = "virtual/vlc" here versus multiple different layers providing bbappend files that add the PROVIDES variable.
>
> Working in PR were we want to allow either upstream implementation of VLC or raspberry pi distro implementation.
>
> https://github.com/agherzan/meta-raspberrypi/pull/985

I still don’t see the need: meta-raspberrypi’s vlc-rpi can PROVIDE vlc and set PREFERRED_PROVIDER.

Right I think calling recipe something like Vic-raspberrypi.bb and using PREFERRED_PROVIDER is a good idea. This will let distros make the choice as they see fit 


Ross




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