Transitioning mplayer2 users to mpv

James Cowgill jcowgill at
Mon Oct 24 19:14:42 UTC 2016


On 24/10/16 19:35, Alexander Strasser wrote:
> On 2016-10-19 22:56 +0100, James Cowgill wrote:
>> 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.

The new mplayer2 package will conflict with mplayer. If you try to
install mplayer again then the mplayer2 package (and its symlinks) will
be removed first, so it work out ok.


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