[packman] vlc 2.0

Pascal Bleser pascal.bleser at opensuse.org
Thu Apr 5 09:16:20 CEST 2012

JFYI, been working on vlc 2.0 the past few days.
I obviously started from dimstar's spec file but made a few
adjustments to build properly on all our distros in Essential,
and also enabled libtar support.

Hence I had to package a few things only for SLE_11, SLE-11-SP2,
and sometimes for Evergreen_11.1 or 11.2 in order to have all
the dependencies (those packages are named libxxx-for-sle or
libxxx-for-older-than-11.4, etc... in Essentials).

vlc >= 2.0 won't build for SLE_11 though, as it requires qt4 >=
4.6, but I'll keep vlc 1.1.x for SLE_11 only in

phonon-backend-vlc builds just fine with vlc-2.0.1 (just needs a
few changes to the spec file as it currently requires vlc <
1.2). I can't test it myself, but I'll submit the changes and if
people notice that phonon-backend-vlc is broken at runtime,
I'll see what I can do, but that would essentially mean prodding
the phonon-backend-vlc upstream devs (which is going to be fun
for something that seems to be unmaintained, so let's hope it
just works.)

I've just submitted vlc 2.0.1 to replace vlc 1.1.x in

Please report issues at upstream first, as this is a fairly
standard build of vlc with only very few patches, unless it's
clearly a packaging issue.
If you don't know whether it's a packaging issue, it's not, and
do report upstream :)

I personally hate _service files with a vengeance, but I'm using
it in this case, as vlc-2.0.1.tar.xz is 17MB ^^

It is going to take some time to build, including all the
dependencies, but it should hit the mirrors in a few hours (some
mirrors pull every hour, some only every four hours), or be
available by tomorrow at worst.

  -o) Pascal Bleser
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