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Re: long-broken packages (some are removal candidates)

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 10:06:06AM +0100, Stephen Borrill wrote:
 > >> >>>multimedia/vlc08
 > >> >>>
 > >> >>>Has not built in ages (does not like current or anything like current
 > >> >>>ffmpeg) and is an ancient version; there are three newer versions of
 > >> >>>vlc in pkgsrc. There does not appear to be anything using it any more,
 > >> >>>so it's probably time for it to go.
 > >> >>
 > >> >>I use this as it is the last WxWidgets, non-Qt version available and
 > >> >>I find it useful for embedded projects. I admit I keep an old ffmpeg
 > >> >>around to build it with.
 > >> >
 > >> >I think then it might be time for you to keep an old vlc08 package
 > >> >around too, because if this is not buildable in pkgsrc, what's the
 > >> >point of having it there? :)
 > >>
 > >> I guess it depends on whether a small non-Qt version is useful to
 > >> anyone else (in which case a relevant ffmpeg could be imported). I
 > >> find the skins2 interface works well and you can even remove
 > >> wxWidgets if you don't need file open dialogs.
 > >
 > >I was going to suggest you import a suitable ffmpeg...
 > That's where we get into a bikeshed about what to call it (not
 > obvious given ffmpeg's crazy version numbering).

Eh, nothing else is going to be using it, so ffmpeg-old or
ffmpeg-for-vlc08 seem like fine choices.

One could even make it part of the vlc08 package, although that would
probably create complications.

David A. Holland

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