Transitioning mplayer2 users to mpv

Alexander Strasser eclipse7 at
Mon Oct 24 18:35:18 UTC 2016

Hi James!

On 2016-10-19 22:56 +0100, James Cowgill wrote:
> Recently on IRC, uau suggested that instead of transitioning mplayer2
> users to mplayer, they should be transitioned to mpv instead. The
> reasons for this include: mpv being a fork of mplayer2 (thus retaining
> mplayer2 specific functionality), and mpv being much more actively
> developed than mplayer.
> I happen to think this is a good idea. Does anyone have any opinions
> about it?

Probably a good idea with mpv being more similar to mplayer2.

> The plan would be:
> Add an mplayer2 transitional package to mpv with an epoched version
> (probably 3:<mpv version>) and containing a symlink from mplayer to mpv.
> The package would need to conflict/replaces/provides mplayer, like
> mplayer2 did before it was removed. Then remove the old transitional
> package from mplayer and revert the old conflicts/replaces the package
> had. Once stretch is released, the mplayer2 package can be dropped.

Will this work out correctly if I later install mplayer on a system that
transitioned from mplayer2 to mpv? Because of the symlinks and such...

I guess yes, but I assume you can give an answer easily.


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