[packman] Adding a new "Multimedia-Pack" pattern entry

Roman Bysh rb03884 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 16:52:17 CET 2011

On 01/25/2011 12:37 PM, todd rme wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 8:17 PM, Roman Bysh <rb03884 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear List mates,
>> I am recommending the creation of a pattern entry named "Multimedia-Pack".
>> This came to me after reading the openSUSE Forum's Multimedia help file.
>> The help file lists the most popular packages for installation to get an
>> openSUSE user's multimedia working. Excluding blu-ray.
>> The "Multimedia-Pack" will provide links to all of the apps, codecs,
>> libdvdcss and media library files shown in our Multimedia help file plus
>> a few
>> more for installation.
>> We can reference Carl Fletcher's work on the OneClick installer.
>> * If it's okay with Carl ;-)
>> Why do we need this?
>>   1. Handy for users that prefer the Yast package manager/kpackagekit
>>   2. Offers an alternate installation to using zypper or OneClick-installer
>>   3. Faster than installing each file one at a time
>>   4. Requires a single mouse click for installation
>>   5. Ideal for users that require multiple laptop and PC set ups
>> I believe that this feature simplifies and improves our codecs installation.
>> Especially when it can work in concert with openSUSE's ksuseinstaller.
>> Something that was lacking in previous versions of openSUSE.
>> Any thoughts on making this work?
>> Cheers!
>> Roman
> I think you should include the vlc repo maintainers in this as well.
> libdvdcss is only found there.  However, there are a lot of conflicts
> between packages in that repo and packages in packman, which I think
> would lead to a lot of difficulty for users.  So I think a clear
> separation between the roles of the packman repo and the roles of the
> vlc repo so such conflicts are either eliminated entirely or at least
> kept to a minimum is critical before this sort of thing is pushed to
> users.
> I don't think it would reflect well on openSUSE if the official
> multimedia pack automatically leads to dependency hell and potentially
> instability in the system.  So I think these conflicts need to be
> resolved first.
> -Todd
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I don't have an email contact with anyone with vlc. What I need to do is
to start working with someone that can create a test package.

I'd like to try this idea out in VirtualBox. I can't do this all by myself.

So far you and Carl are the only people that have discussed this with
me. However, I have not heard from anyone else on this mailing list from



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