[Mageia-dev] Faac and building upon faac

Philippe DIDIER philippedidier at laposte.net
Tue Sep 20 11:32:47 CEST 2011

Hi !
Since sunday september 18th faac is provided in tainted repos for 
mageia1 and cauldron.... after some controversy


Mplayer (for the mencoder part)
had been imported and built in core... and in tainted repo with some 
specific building potentially infringing patents

but BR faac option was not validated for them because faac was not 
present in the repo !

Now the situation has changed :
Handbrake bundles faac and could be built with this BR

Now that faac is present  mythtv has been built with BR faac

4 packages may now be built with BR faac (the same as they are in plf 
for Mandriva 2010.2 or 2011):

mplayer : https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2771
gstreamer-plugins-bad : https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2772
libquicktime : https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2773
vlc : https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2774

These four packages have just been rebuilt with new libpng by Funda

I wrote a mp to Funda asking if he may rebuild them with BR faac now 
that it's provided ...
He thinks this should be discussed here

Annsi Hannula seems to think so too :
he said in bug 1730
"Other things (including if using it in mythtv is ok) probably need to 
be decided on a case-by-case basis."

in addendum
one other package should be imported now (bug 1730 was blocking until now)
audiokonverter :              https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=985

What do you think ?


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