Subject: XINE_USE_WIN32_CODECS?= NO (was: HEADS UP: change regarding vulnerable
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/06/2005 17:32:58
On Fri, 6 May 2005, Thomas Klausner wrote:

> P.S.: It might be that currently available binary package sets
> are incomplete from before this change, but I expect that at
> least starting with the next stable branch, incomplete binary
> package sets should be a problem of the past.

Not related to security, but xine-lib depends on win32-codecs which has an
unknown license restricting it from FTP and CD collections. This causes
"incomplete binary package sets" such as: gxine, kdemultimedia, kmplayer,
xine-arts, xine-esound, xine-ui, kdeaddons, kde, acidrip, dvdrip,
gmencoder, and maybe others. (Notice "kde"!)

This is PR 29912. I never fixed myself, because I am waiting for an okay.
I am proposing a XINE_USE_WIN32_CODECS option. I don't know xine code so I
don't know if there can easily be added package to provide these.

Probably same needs to be done for realplayer-codecs too.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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