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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

   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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