[Mageia-dev] gstreamer0.10-faac - package request
boklm at mars-attacks.org
Mon Jun 18 17:34:16 CEST 2012
On Mon, 18 Jun 2012, Philippe DIDIER wrote:
> Oliver Burger a écrit :
> > Am 18.06.2012 11:52, schrieb Simple w:
> >> faac
> >> couldnt exist in non-free repository?
> > No, the problem with faac is that it contains nonfree parts and is
> > tainted. So it's a no-go currently.
> >> I see that these packages for example in Fedora they exist in Rpm
> >> Fusion http://rpmfusion.org/
> >> Seams to be a repository for packages with license "issues".
> > rpmfusion is no official fedora repository, it's a third-party-repo
> > without any official connection to the fedora project.
> > Oliver
> Every distribution has (or had) this kind of non official but well known
> "third-party" repo ...
> Debian multimedia for Debian
> rpmfusion for Fedora
> packman for openSUSE
> plf for Mandriva
> All of them provide faac
> Mageia chooses to clearly provide the problematic packages in 2 special
> repos : non-free & tainted (letting mirror administrators include or not
> these repos to respect their own local law )
> Letting users choose to use or not these repos and install the licensed
> or patented programs or non-free drivers or microcodes or downloaders
> (for skype or adobe)
> more simple indeed !
> but faac is a platypus (mammalian laying eggs) : both non-free and
> tainted !!!
> it needs a special repo ... same for the programs built with it...
> 3 ways :
> Mageia creates an official non-free-tainted repo with a special suffix
> (I proposed long time ago "twisted" suffix so that we may have for
> instance :
> vlc-x.y.z.mga2 in core repo,
> vlc-x.y.z.mga2.tainted in tainted repo,
> and vlc-x.y.z-maga2.twisted in non-free-tainted repo
> allowing to simply "update" from core to tainted
> or to "update" from core or tainted to twisted
> We hope that a third-party repo is created by unofficial dev but there
> are risks of bad compatibility (remember Thac's or MIB for Mandrake and
> some Mageia dev create themselves an unofficial third party repo (same
> way as plf...)
wait until someone creates an open source version of faac.
I'm not sure faac support is worth the complexity added by adding an
other repository, and an other duplication of packages for mplayer,
ffmpeg, mythtv, gstreamer, vlc, xine, ...
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