hi ismail, I often read your blog. and I like it :) why does in vlc slackbuild there's not libva compiling for hardware acceleration? thanks a lot!giorgio
Hi Giorgio; thank you very much for your kind thoughts. I do not have deep knowledge on HWA, but inter-operability may be the reason for the non-inclusion of VA Library even in exceptional dependencies section of VLC SlackBuild script, because VA API is not natively supported by all hardware and drivers although it is supported by VLC Media Player.
Hi Ismail,I have a couple of questions for you regarding this method of install, and VLC is probably one of the best, "Classic" examples to illustrate many people's mis-understandings.First, let's assume that I do the install using the queuefiles from gitorious (Or yours, it doesn't really matter for the question):[code]# sbopkg -i vlc.sqf -k[/code]Okay so I'm going to compile, build, and install the following packages (to name just a couple): lame, faac, ffmpeg, etc...Many of the packages are already available from AlienBoB's -non-copyright-encumbered, *offshore* versions, in one of his repos.The -k option is supposed to make sure that *if* someone has already installed a package, sbopkg won't overwrite that package.Okay, here's the question. "How does someone know that they aren't going to overwrite existing unencumbered packages using queuefiles, how does one account for this, and what is the best way when installing apps to make sure that I've already installed the unencumbered versions of libs, apps, etc.?Thanks :)