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




On 2017-12-23 at 17:52, Alexander Strasser wrote:

> On 2017-12-22 20:00 -0500, The Wanderer wrote:
> 
>> On 2017-12-17 at 19:20, The Wanderer wrote:

>>> 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.

I would recommend proceeding with that.

I will look into getting something done about this on the Debian side,
but with one distractive factor and another, I can make zero guarantees
about time-frames - even assuming there's no pushback from the Debian
people about any of it.

Having this working in the meantime is probably worth the slight added
churn.

-- 
   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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