[SCM] mplayer/master: really no longer build mplayer-gui, Closes: #612473

Reinhard Tartler siretart at tauware.de
Fri Mar 4 13:30:18 UTC 2011

On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 14:09:04 (CET), Fabian Greffrath wrote:

>>     really no longer build mplayer-gui, Closes: #612473
>>     the gui uses private, internal symbols of swscale
> Shouldn't at least an alternative package (say, kmplayer) get pulled in?
> Or shouldn't some package Replace: mplayer-gui?

Well, I think smplayer is way superior, but mplayer-gui has now seen
upstream some development boost due to a fresh blood. For debian, we
need to investigate why it fails to build against a shared libswscale,
check the upstream status on that situation and ideally backport the fix
to the debian package.

> I am afraid that the obsolete mplayer-gui package keeps lurking on
> user's systems, although it is empty and obsolete...

Obsolete packages should be dealt with at some higher level, IMO.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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