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Re: Bug#687624: ITP: libdvdcss-pkg -- automated installer for libdvdcss

On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 01:26:19PM +0100, Simon McVittie wrote:
> game-data-packager, although that one is a bit different: it supports a
> relatively large number of game-data packages, and most of the data it
> works on is not freely downloadable, so it often has to support building
> "the same" package from various different releases (American vs.
> European publisher, original version vs. budget re-release, etc.) in
> order to support the particular disk/CD/DVD that a user owns.

Indeed - I had envisaged game-data-packager growing into 'data-packager' at
some point.

The design was initially inspired by java-package, which IMHO was a better
solution than run-as-root postinst (the flash installer method, and the one
OP is proposing in this ITP).  java-package since disappeared, as the sun
java's could be packaged; that situation has sadly regressed so perhaps
there's call for java support in (game-)data-packager once again.

In this case, however, it seems as easy to install libdvdcss from
debian-multimedia than to have hacks to build it from source. The hacky
package would have to live in contrib anyway, so it's still not in Debian.

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