Please Backport Audacious

Cyril Lavier cyril.lavier at
Sun Jun 19 20:34:39 UTC 2011

On 06/19/2011 05:44 PM, Cyril Lavier wrote:
> On 06/19/2011 04:14 PM, rent0n wrote:
>> On 16/06/11 17:47, Cyril Lavier wrote:
>>> On 06/16/2011 05:47 PM, rent0n wrote:
>>>> Hello everyone,
>>>> Would anybody be interested in backporting 'audacious' and
>>>> 'audacious-plugins' from testing to Squeeze?
>>>> I don't think Audacious needs any presentation, being one of the most
>>>> used and loved music players.
>>>> The testing version (2.4,4) brings some very nice improvements and new
>>>> features over 2.3. Plus, it also fix some very annoying bugs.
>>>> Volunteers?
>>>> Thanks!
>>> Hi.
>>> For this purpose, I've added the Debian Multimedia Maintainers list,
>>> maybe somebody will be available to fulfill your request.
>>> Also, there is a 2.5.1 released mid may, and an alpha released few days
>>> ago. Maybe it will make more sense to wait until the 2.5.1 is uploaded
>>> to testing to think about a backport. I also think the packaging 
>>> team is
>>> focused on including the 3.0 release in testing.
>>> Thanks.
>> Hi,
>> Thanks for cc'ing the Debian Multimedia Maintainers list, I guess 
>> there might be some folks interested in backporting Audacious there.
>> I see your point, waiting for 2.5 could make sense, but in my view 
>> 2.4 is already a big improvement over 2.3 and has the advantage of 
>> being already in testing, ready to be backported.
>> So, if anyone's interested, please raise your hand, having 2.4 in 
>> Squeeze would be great!
>> Thanks,
> Hi.
> If there is nobody from the Debian Multimedia Maintainers team which 
> is interested. I may fill the void, and try to do some work on the 
> backport.
> Thanks.

Here a first version, it works (I've tested it).

There's a lot of things to backport, so in the next days, I will try to 
change audacious and audacious-plugins build dependencies to avoid 
backporting so many packages. It also needs the libvpx backport which I 
made for chromium.

If anybody can test it or review it.

For testing it, you can use my repository : 
(deb squeeze-backports main).


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