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Re: VLC 0.8.6a - Why hasn't the package been upgraded?


But here is your answer.

On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 08:35:36PM +0200, Björn Johansson wrote:
> Greetings!
> I have a working install of Debian Etch over here and it's installed on  
> an Powerbook G3 "Lombard" and the version of VLC which is part of Debian  
> Etch is still version 0.8.6a and I'm wondering why you people haven't  
> done a package of version 0.8.6e yet?

Because Etch is stable release, I guess.  We keep old one intentinally
for the sake of stability.


Package vlc

    * sarge (oldstable) (graphics): multimedia player for all audio and video formats
      0.8.1.svn20050314-1sarge3: alpha amd64 arm hppa i386 ia64 m68k mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc
    * etch (stable) (graphics): multimedia player and streamer
      0.8.6-svn20061012.debian-5.1+etch2 [security]: alpha amd64 arm hppa i386 ia64 mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc
    * etch-m68k (graphics): multimedia player and streamer
      0.8.6-svn20061012.debian-5: m68k
    * lenny (testing) (graphics): multimedia player and streamer
      0.8.6.c-6+lenny5 [security]: alpha amd64 arm hppa i386 ia64 mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc
      0.8.6.c-6: armel
    * sid (unstable) (graphics): multimedia player and streamer
      0.8.6.e-2.3+b1: amd64 i386 mips mipsel
      0.8.6.e-2.3: alpha arm armel hppa ia64 m68k powerpc s390 sparc
      0.8.6.e-2.1 [debports]: kfreebsd-amd64 kfreebsd-i386

So Debian is quite up-to-date :)

> I'm thinking of maybe trying to compile the source on my own, but I  
> don't want to break the current installation of VLC, so, so far I  
> haven't tried it.

If you want to use very latest softwares (even with some trouble), use
 * testing (now lenny) or
 * unstable (sid)

> Björn Johansson

I sense that you need to get to know How Debian operates a bit more.

Good luck.

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ (old)
http://people.debian.org/~osamu/pub/getwiki/html/index.en.html (new)

http://people.debian.org/ is down for last some hours, though..

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