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Re: No KODI for buster?

On 2018-10-10 at 20:31, Man_without_clue wrote:

> On 2017/11/13 21:27, A_Man_Without_Clue wrote:
>> On 11/13/2017 07:38 PM, Jonathan Dowland wrote:

>>> THe root issue  that needs fixing is this one 
>>> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=853485
>>> Which has apparently been fixed in a package upload to
>>> experimental. So Kodi should be unblocked once the maintainer
>>> makes a normal upload to unstable.
>> Great. I will wait.
>> Thanks for info.
> Well, since then nearly one year has passed.
> KODI is still not available for Buster....

As the same qa.debian.org "excuses" page as before now indicates, the
problem is now a different bug [1]; this time, it appears to be related
to the transition to a newer (incompatible) FFmpeg release. Whether the
package ever made it into testing in the meantime or not, I don't know.

The bug was reported back in January, and the maintainer said in late
July that he'd be switching to a new upstream version (presumably, one
compatible with the newer FFmpeg) to fix the bug.

The Kodi package in current stable appears to have upstream version
17.1; the one in sid (and apparently also the slightly earlier one
against which the bug was reported) appears to have upstream version 17.6.

There are several kodi-related repositories on salsa [2], and it's not
clear which one(s) would be the appropriate ones to look at for the
status of work on updating the package to a newer upstream version. The
one for 'kodiplatform' [3] was updated just this past week, but all the
other activity on any of them seems to be prior to that July statement.

It might be worth pinging the maintainer about this, at least to ask
what the status of that switch to a newer upstream version is.

That said, given that AFAIK we're nowhere near a release of buster to
stable yet (and even the freeze isn't scheduled until early next year),
I'm not sure this absence is anything to panic about.

[1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=888383
[3] https://salsa.debian.org/multimedia-team/kodiplatform/commits/master

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