[packman] MPlayer-1.1.1+r36500 now requires arts - is this intentional?

Stefan Botter jsj at jsj.dyndns.org
Sat Nov 9 10:43:25 CET 2013

On Fri, 8 Nov 2013 16:38:15 +0100
Manfred Hollstein <manfred.h at gmx.net> wrote:
> I was just trying to update to the latest version of MPlayer on
> openSUSE-12.3 (x86_64):
>   $ rpm -Uvh --test
>   /nobackup/update-mirror/packman/suse/12.3/Essentials/x86_64/MPlayer-1.1.1+r36500-1.2.x86_64.rpm 
>   error: Failed dependencies:
>           libartsc.so.0()(64bit) is needed by
> MPlayer-1.1.1+r36500-1.2.x86_64
> "zypper in MPlayer-1.1.1+r36500-1.2" would of course pull in any
> needed packages, but, to be honest, I'd rather stay away from having
> this arts stuff back on my systems... Also, arts will pull in qt3...
> This doesn't look proper to me.

Yes, RedDwarf also found this and initiated a change in our build
environment (see his post "Disabling aRts"). Newer builds should not
require aRts anymore.
> Another thing I saw is that zypper believes that my currently
> installed version of MPlayer "1.1+35127-4.1" has a higher version
> number than the newer one:
>   $ zypper in MPlayer-1.1.1+r36500-1.2
>   Loading repository data...
>   Reading installed packages...
>   The selected package 'MPlayer-1.1.1+r36500-1.2.x86_64' from
> repository 'packman' has lower version than the installed one. Use
> 'zypper install --oldpackage MPlayer-1.1.1+r36500-1.2.x86_64' to
> force installation of the package. Resolving package dependencies...
>   Nothing to do.
> From what I can tell, 1.1.1+r36500-1.2 looks larger/higher to me  than
> 1.1+35127-4.1

Yes, fscking rpm number comparison (OK, it's not rpm's fault). Our new
version number "1.1.1..." is smaller than "1.1+...", although the 1.1.1
is the newer package. We should switch to a different version name. I
opened a bug (PM-92) in https://bugs.links2linux.org.

> Looking at the package's ChangeLog shows interesting stuff:
>   $ rpm
> -qp /nobackup/update-mirror/packman/suse/12.3/Essentials/x86_64/MPlayer-1.1.1+r36500-1.2.x86_64.rpm
> --changelog
>   * Tue Nov 05 2013 joerg.lorenzen at ki.tng.de
>   - update to version 1.1.1+r36500
>     * build against external libx264
>     * build internal ffmpeg-2.1 (build against external ffmpeg also
> possible)
>     * update Blue to version 1.8
>     * update Clearlooks to version 1.5
>     * added several patches from distro Mageia
>     * (nearly) complete rewrite of specfile
> The "(nearly) complete rewrite of specfile" looks quite suspicious to
> me; could it be the source for suddenly require'ing libartsc again, as
> my current version of MPlayer "1.1+35127-4.1" did not require it.

As said, the currently compiled MPlayer does not require arts anymore.


Stefan Botter zu Hause
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