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Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] MNG detection fails with libjpeg-turbo




On 2017-12-22 20:00 -0500, The Wanderer wrote:
> On 2017-12-17 at 19:20, The Wanderer wrote:
> 
> > On 2017-12-17 at 16:55, Alexander Strasser wrote:
>
> >>  So I believe MPlayer mng support is working fine when using
> >> vanilla libmng or maybe even on all distributions not re-using the
> >> debian package.
> >> 
> >> This is why I do not really like to apply the patch anymore :( It
> >> is like programming for the Debian version of libmng, when they are
> >> actually the ones that got it wrong. This should be reported to a
> >> person or a mailing list at Debian.
> > 
> > Apparently it's already been reported, in 2015, as Debian bug
> > #798781.
> > 
> > That bug was closed as "fixed in new upstream version" back in 2016,
> > but the new version in question is apparently *still* in
> > experimental (rather than unstable) after all this time.
> 
> Judging by
> 
> https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/libmng
> 
> and some of the things linked from there, it looks like the former
> maintainer of the Debian package for libmng orphaned that package
> shortly *before* uploading this fixed version to experimental, and the
> package hasn't been touched since.
> 
> What's really needed is a new maintainer for that package, but I'm not
> sure I can volunteer in that role and expect to be able to hold it up
> properly.
> 
> If it would be accepted, a NMU to update the package to current
> standards (and current upstream, if any, which would involve updating
> any still-applicable patches) and upload it to unstable would probably
> be enough, but I'm not sure that would be considered appropriate in the
> absence of anyone to maintain the package.

  I think NMU'ing at least the one-line fix, that is relevant for
building other software that uses libmng would be a good idea in
this situation. Not only for MPlayer, but all downstreams of linmng.

  If you think it won't be fixed soon in Debian, I can commit my
workaround patch defining MNG_NO_INCLUDE_JNG . We can revert that
part of the patch later when the issue is fixed in Debian.


  Alexander
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