[packman] [openSUSE Leap] vlc-noX needs rebuilding due to libmatroska6 update

Dave Plater davejplater at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 10:31:24 CET 2016

On 1/20/16, Rob McCathie <korrode at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 20/01/16 01:28, Olaf Hering wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 20, Rob McCathie wrote:
>>> "vlc-noX-2.2.1-305.1.x86_64 requires libmatroska.so.6(V_1.4.1)(64bit),
>>> but
>>> this requirement cannot be provided"
>> This is an old variant. I think 'zypper dup' is required to replace
>> old version 2.2.1-305.1 with the current version 2.2.1-131.3.
>> Olaf
> Indeed "zypper dup --from packman" has 'downgraded' the vlc packages to
> the actual current ones and now everything's fine.
> This is just feedback, please don't take it as me being non-appreciative
> of the work Packman repo maintainers do, but i would suggest trying to
> avoid issues like this (lower versioning of new packages, etc.) in
> future. I would like to able to offer openSUSE Leap with Packman on
> systems i provide, but i need to be confident that the GUI updater is
> going to 'just work', and not require this type of manual intervention.
> Again, just feedback, if using the Packman repo comes with an
> expectation that the user will be able to handle some manual
> intervention now and then, fair enough and so be it, i'll figure out
> something else for my purposes.
> --
> Regards,
> Rob McCathie
We at openSUSE have pride in our packaging work but every now and
again a hiccup occurs like this one. We take note and make sure it
doesn't happen again.
This problem arose from urgent security updates to libmatroska and
libebml. It wasn't noticed that mkvtoolnix and vlc had hard
dependencies on libmatroska versions. This has been fixed now and more
care will be taken in future.
Dave Plater
Maintainer multimedia:apps and libs

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