Packaging Guide

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Existing Packaging

The following distributions package Quod Libet:

The Ubuntu PPA / unstable repo builds are automated by the following scripts:

https://github.com/quodlibet/ppa-scripts

Non-Optional Runtime Dependencies

The following software is needed to start Ex Falso or Quod Libet.

  • Python (2.7)
  • PyGObject including cairo support (>= 3.12)
  • pycairo (>= 1.8)
  • mutagen (>= 1.32)
  • GTK+ (>= 3.10)
  • libsoup (>= 2.44)
  • On OS X only: PyObjC
  • feedparser
  • faulthandler

For icons a complete icon theme is needed, preferably with symbolic icons. For example adwaita-icon-theme or the older gnome-icon-theme + gnome-icon-theme-symbolic

For playback support in Quod Libet one of the following two is needed:

GStreamer

Required:
  • GStreamer (>= 1.0) + typelibs
  • GStreamer Plugins Base: Vorbis, Alsa, ...
Optional but recommended:
  • GStreamer Plugins Good: Pulseaudio, FLAC, Jack, ...
  • GStreamer Plugins Ugly: MP3 (mad), ...
  • GStreamer Plugins Bad: MP3 (mpg123), MP4, Opus, ...
  • GStreamer libav/ffmpeg: WMA, ...

Xine

  • xine-lib 1.1 or 1.2 (the shared library, no Python bindings)

Optional Runtime Dependencies

dbus-python:
  • Enables the DBus interface
  • Multimedia key support under GNOME
libkeybinder-3.0 + typelib:
  • Multimedia key support under non Gnome setups
libgtksourceview-3 + typelib:
  • Undo/Redo support for multiline text fields
media-player-info:
  • For detection of DAPs
udisks2:
  • For detection of DAPs
libmodplug1:
  • For MOD support

Plugin Dependencies

All plugin dependencies are optional and will only prevent the corresponding plugin from loading.

notification-daemon (or any other implementation of the dbus spec):
  • For the notification plugin
python-musicbrainzngs (>= 0.5):
  • For the musicbrainz plugin
GStreamer Plugins Good:
  • For the replaygain plugin
GStreamer Plugins Bad:
  • For the acoustid plugin
python-dbus:
  • “Browse Folders”
  • Screensaver plugins
  • uPnP server
  • Gnome search provider
  • gajim status updater
  • MPRIS
  • ...
rygel:
  • The uPnP media server
pynotify:
  • For the auto library update plugin
webkit2gtk (== 4.0) + typelibs:
  • For the Lyrics Window plugin
libappindicator-gtk3 + typelibs:
  • For the Tray Icon plugin under Ubuntu Unity and KDE Plasma

Build Dependencies

  • Python 2.7 (stdlib only)
  • gettext >= 0.15 and intltool for translations.
  • (optional) sphinx >= 1.3

For user documentation setup.py build_sphinx can be used to create the HTML user guide and put it in the build directory in the sphinx subdirectory. This is not part of the default build process and requires sphinx.

Testing Dependencies

  • The build dependencies
  • pytest
  • pyflakes
  • pep8/pycodestyle
  • polib