Re: mplayer (making it deb)
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeronimo Pellegrini" <email@example.com>
To: "James Hook" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "debian-user" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: mplayer (making it deb)
> On Wed, Jun 05, 2002 at 04:13:01AM +1200, James Hook wrote:
> > > 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
> > be distrubited in source form only. They also talk about being different
> > for each CPU type, hence compiling from source is the 'best' option.
> That has changed.
> The mplayer website now claims mplayer is entirely GPL (they had to
> drop part of the code and rewrite it).
> Also, they have been working on CPU type detection at runtime (not
> perfect, but will get better).
> > 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?
> There used to be a pine source package, but it was dropped, IIRC. I
> don't remember why.
> Personally, I think it'd be nice if APT had a fallback when you say
> "apt-get install" (if it's a source-dist-only, get the sources, compile
> it and install) -- with the same command used if it was a binary
> package. I'll think more about htis, and if it makes sense, I'll file a
> bug against apt.
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