[packman] Staging project howto? (was: Leap 15.3 VLC)

Stefan Seyfried stefan.seyfried at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 2 11:41:23 CET 2021

On 01.12.21 18:56, Luigi Baldoni wrote:
> Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2021 at 4:45 PM
> From: "Matías Zúñiga" <matias.nicolas.zc at gmail.com>
>> VLC builds for Leap 15.3 have been failing since the beginning [1], and
>> so there is no version of vlc-stable offered from packman.
>> There has been a patch available for a long time for fixing the build
>> with the new version of live555, and it has been used in multimedia:libs
>> for some months [2]. Is i possible to include that patch on A_15.3-vlc
>> to offer the latest vlc on 15.3?
> All we need is the one in openSUSE:Backports:SLE-15-SP3:Update, for some reason
> openSUSE:Leap:15.3:Update does not inherit from it.
> I'd link it myself, but I don't know how not to mess up thing in Staging.
> Could someone please do it?

I would just do it (change the link in Essentials/A_15.3-vlc), but now 
that I see we have also a "Staging" project with no description, I'm not 
so sure I should just do it.

Can someone explain how "Staging" is supposed to work?
Stefan Seyfried

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