OpenAL and SndFile as hard dependency for Granatier

Raphael Kubo da Costa kubito at
Wed May 18 05:17:33 CEST 2011

Ian Wadham < at> writes:

> On Tuesday 17 May 2011 12:26:16 am Benjamin Reed wrote:
>> On 5/16/11 7:36 AM, Ian Wadham wrote:
>> > Time is running on, so I have decided to go ahead with the hard
>> > dependency of KGoldrunner on OpenAL and SndFile after all. I have
>> > committed a change whereby KGoldrunner can not compile and build if
>> > OpenAL and SndFile are missing, together with improved macro_log_feature
>> > messages for packagers and distros. I expect, however, that OpenAL and
>> > SndFile will be found to be widely available across platforms.
>> >
>> > I guess a deciding factor for me was that games are good ambassadors for
>> > KDE (even Gnome users play them) and I wanted KGoldrunner to be sounding
>> > its best in this release.
>> Just to confirm, "hard dependency" means that kgoldrunner just won't be
>> built if they don't exist, right?  Not that kdegames will fail to
>> configure...  =)
> Urk! It appears that if you declare a REQUIRED package in a subdirectory it
> gets propagated up to the top level and, if the package is missing, the whole
> module fails at the CMake configuration stage, i.e. bye bye KDE Games.
> If the package is declared as optional, then compilation can fail in the
> subdirectory and the build of KDE Games comes to a grinding halt mid way.

FWIW, I ended up posting a reply to this to kde-commits and
kde-buildsystem [1].


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