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Re: pkg/55766 (vlc cannot decode mp4a and h264)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/55766; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: nia <>
Subject: Re: pkg/55766 (vlc cannot decode mp4a and h264)
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 14:54:12 +0000

 On Fri, Mar 05, 2021 at 07:50:01PM +0000, Alexei G. Malinin wrote:
 >  The problem still exists for up to date packages:
 >  $ mpv tt_training-2007or8or9.mp4 
 >  /usr/pkg/lib/ text relocations
 >  /usr/pkg/lib/ Cannot write-enable text segment: Permission denied
 >  $ uname -a
 >  NetBSD 8.2_STABLE (GENERIC) #0: Fri Feb 26 13:33:07 UTC 2021 i386
 >  How can I fix the problem?
 The workaround is using paxctl to mark the mpv binary not
 PaX MPROTECT safe, though this is a hack that compromises security
 and not a real fix.
 Please post the output of pkg_info. I wonder if there's some unsafe
 assembly code we're missing.

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