Amarok need Ruby??
Howard Coles jr
dhcolesj at comcast.net
Wed Dec 13 18:21:02 GMT 2006
On Wednesday 13 December 2006 11:16 am, Gary L. Greene, Jr. wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 December 2006 12:03, Howard Coles jr wrote:
> > On Tuesday 12 December 2006 5:07 am, Rashid N. Achilov wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 12 December 2006 14:53, Marek Franke wrote:
> > > > "Rashid N. Achilov" <achilov-rn at askd.ru> schrieb: Yesterday I had
> > > > jave tried
> > >
> > > to setup amarok 1.4.4 instead of 1.3.8. I had very
> > >
> > > > surprised and _very_ frustrated, when I have seen, that amarok port
> > > > tried to install Ruby!! Why? Why 1.3.8 didn't need it, but 1.4.4
> > > > need? What is a
> > > >
> > > > AFAIK amarok need ruby because there are some plugins based on ruby.
> > > > Marek
> > >
> > > Well, probably. How can I switch off these plugins? I did not need it
> > > at 1.3.8, so I won't need it and 1.4.4
> > I'm still not sure what the big deal is. What's the problem with
> > installing python and ruby? What problems would having them installed
> > cause? I have them all on my laptop, and pc and I don't have any issues
> > that I'm aware of that are caused by that. Maybe if you share what
> > problems it causes on your PC we'll have cause to investigate a hitherto
> > unknown connection to another problem.
> No, they won't cause a problem as almost 90% of the desktop UNIX-like
> systems I've seen have perl, python, etc. installed at the same time. The
> issue that some seem to have is the added "bloat" to their install. Really
> it's not that big of a deal since if I look at the information provided by
> my package manager I see that ruby is give or take around four MB in size.
> In a day when we've disk drives in the 250 to 300 GB size range, four
> megabytes of used space is nothing to worry about.
Well, I can see on a small hard drive, or low on memory type machine this
might be an issue. But, usually you're not going to be running Amarok unless
you have enough space for mp3's or ogg files.
Howard Coles Jr.
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