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Re: mplayer (making it deb)


On Tue, 4 Jun 2002, Colin Watson wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 03, 2002 at 05:23:37PM -0300, O Senhor wrote:
> > are not in Debian release??? I did compiled, and maybe, can i make the
> > have the .deb in Debian official site????
> The mplayer people objected to distributions including it for various
> reasons, and there were legal problems. These may be resolved now, but

The mplayer docs I have here say that there is non-GPL code which can only
be distrubited in source form only. They also talk about being different
for each CPU type, hence compiling from source is the 'best' option.

In this case I have seen packages that require a download to work, and
packages that download the source code (eg. Pine) and the user must
compile, has anybody investigated into if they could supply a source
package version for Debian?

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