RFS: smplayer (updated package)

Reinhard Tartler siretart at debian.org
Tue Apr 28 16:54:52 BST 2009

Maia Kozheva <sikon at ubuntu.com> writes:

> 20.04.2009 20:48, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> How about modifying gtkpod to load libmp4v2 at runtime instead of at
>> load-time? This would allow the "normal" gtkpod package to be compiled
>> without libmp4v2 and use it if it happens to be installed.
> Response from gtkpod upstream:
>> I like the idea of dynamically detecting libmp4v2. Patches welcome.
> I'll try to write a patch this week and commit it to upstream SVN first, then
> backport to Ubuntu.

Excellent, thanks for your work!

> No idea if the patch would be picked up by Debian (after all, there is
> no libmp4v2 in the Debian archive), so we would probably be doomed to
> carry the divergence until the next upstream release.

I don't see why not. Debian more or less just recently started a new
release cycle, so they would integrate that patch on the next upstream
release at latest. Probably even earlier as here the problem is even
more pressing.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

More information about the Ubuntu-motu mailing list