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tbtool: Support installing apt dependencies in the tingapp bundle #44

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joerick opened this Issue Sep 6, 2016 · 2 comments

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joerick commented Sep 6, 2016

Some tingbot apps will require system-level software to be installed, via apt or dpkg. While it's possible to write this into the program itself, it would be neater to design a declarative format (similar to requirements.txt) for this purpose.

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  • Simple to write
  • Declarative format - it should be possible to quickly check for the presence of packages on the system, to avoid a slow apt-get update call on app launch

@joerick joerick changed the title from tbtool: Support installing apt dependencies in the tingapp format to tbtool: Support installing apt dependencies in the tingapp bundle Sep 6, 2016

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njh Sep 29, 2016

My bbcradio tingbot app uses mpg123. Would be great to be able to specify this as a dependency.

It also requires some re-configuration to make it play out of USB speakers.
Might be better to detect or provide an user-option to choose an output device, but wanted to avoid making the code too complex.

njh commented Sep 29, 2016

My bbcradio tingbot app uses mpg123. Would be great to be able to specify this as a dependency.

It also requires some re-configuration to make it play out of USB speakers.
Might be better to detect or provide an user-option to choose an output device, but wanted to avoid making the code too complex.

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also, my DNLA player/browser/controller will use mplayer - would be nice to have a neat way to install this.

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furbrain commented Dec 20, 2016

also, my DNLA player/browser/controller will use mplayer - would be nice to have a neat way to install this.

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