[packman] vlc 2.0

scalpel4k scalpel4k at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 5 10:51:27 CEST 2012

On Thursday 05 April 2012 09:16:20 Pascal Bleser wrote:
> 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
> Essentials/vlc-old.
> 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
> Essentials/vlc.
> 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.
> cheers

I have been running the old phonon-backend-vlc against vlc 2.0 ignoring the 
dependency conflict, and I haven't seen any problems.

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