[PlanetCCRMA] Jack development package name difference between RH and SuSE (Re: [jmax] Problem with jMax 4.0.2 on SuSE Linux 8.2)

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Oct 29 09:44:01 2003

> The is a problem due to different names of the jack development packages on
> RH9 and SuSE 8.2. The names used are "jack-audio-connection-kit-devel" and
> "jack-devel" respectively.
> I have found a single RPM file (for an older version of the jack devkit)
> which provides both packages, "jack-audio-connection-kit-devel" and
> "jack-devel". That could be a solution. But if I am correct than the jack
> development kit RPMs on ccrma-planet currently provide only
> "jack-audio-connection-kit-devel". Could you add "jack-devel" as an
> additional name for the package?

A package should depend on libraries, not package names. There are cases
where package names are unavoidable, of course (jack is perhaps one of
them because so far the library so version is not being updated). If
what you want to do is to create jmax rpms for both SuSE and RedHat then
the difference in package naming has to be resolved there (in the jmax
package). When you build the package for SuSE the jmax rpm should
recognize it is being built on SuSE and depend on "jack-devel". Same
when building on RedHat. This is assuming that for some reason you
_have_ to use explicit package names. 

If you want to build _one_ binary package that works on both, and use
explicit package names in the dependencies you are out of luck (I gave
up on that dream a long time ago). Rpm does not support "or" of

The official name of the package is "jack-audio-connection-kit", maybe
SuSE should change its naming...

-- Fernando

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Patrice Tisserand" <Patrice.Tisserand@ircam.fr>
> To: <jmax@listes.ircam.fr>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 10:16 AM
> Subject: Re: [jmax] Problem with jMax 4.0.2 on SuSE Linux 8.2
> > On Wed, 2003-10-29 at 10:09, Andreas Kuckartz wrote:
> > > > you need to install jack devel package (sorry I don't know the name on
> > > > suse).
> > > > For RedHat it's: jack-audio-connection-kit-devel.
> > >
> > > The package is named "jack-devel" on SuSE 8.2. I have installed it and was
> > > able to successfully rebuild jMax and it works now. That dependency from the
> > > jack development package 'should' perhaps be contained in the RPM file.
> > >
> > Sure I need to add this dependency but I don't know how to manage the
> > difference between package name in RedHat and Suse....
> > Maybe someone can help me for this problem ????
> >
> > > > By the way, you really should consider to upgrade your jack version,
> > > > since current jack version on planetccrma is at least 0.80.0
> > >
> > > I will upgrade in the next days.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Andreas