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[SOLVED] VLC , can i avoid ...

Postby Debian_purist » 2019-01-03 21:46

vlc-l10n - package Translations for VLC , on VLC installation ?

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Re: VLC , can i avoid ...

Postby stevepusser » 2019-01-04 00:36

Install vlc without Recommends.

Also, ask yourself if you should be running Sid if you have to ask these sort of questions. Especially when you don't let others know you're running Sid in the first place, right off.
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Re: VLC , can i avoid ...

Postby Debian_purist » 2019-01-04 16:26

DEB 'stable' >>> software too old ... :P

running Sid if you have to ask these sort of questions


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Re: VLC , can i avoid ...

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-04 17:58

Debian_purist wrote:DEB 'stable' >>> software too old

Use Arch Linux instead, it is *much* easier to manage than sid and is designed to work as a rolling release, unlike sid (which is designed to break randomly at any given time).
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Re: VLC , can i avoid ...

Postby stevepusser » 2019-01-04 20:34

You know, I maintain a backports multimedia repo where I have a lot of stuff backported for stable that just works, including the latest VLC 3.0.5. https://build.opensuse.org/project/show ... evepassert

Or the MX Linux repos I help maintain have all these and much more. There's also snaps, flatpaks, and appimages.

You really have a poor excuse for running Sid with its attendant problems.
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Re: VLC , can i avoid ...

Postby Segfault » 2019-01-04 20:49

Build from git source and enable/disable all options to your heart's content.

https://github.com/videolan/vlc
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Re: VLC , can i avoid ...

Postby stevepusser » 2019-01-04 23:36

Segfault wrote:Build from git source and enable/disable all options to your heart's content.

https://github.com/videolan/vlc


Do you seriously think the OP capable of that?
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Re: VLC , can i avoid ...

Postby Segfault » 2019-01-04 23:51

Yes, I do believe people can learn, some persistence is needed. Building from source is not rocket science, our OP managed to install Debian after all. There is a plethora of tutorials on the internet about compiling. A little time, a pot of coffee maybe and the results will come.
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Re: VLC , can i avoid ...

Postby Debian_purist » 2019-01-05 01:31

As easy as pie :

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 # apt remove --purge vlc-l10n


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Re: VLC , can i avoid ...

Postby xepan » 2019-01-05 04:24

voidlinux is rolling release too and also pretty easy to use.
otoh i can't say to me using Sid was unusual troublesome, i used it for more than 5 years. In that time i had to restore from backup once.
mixed testing/unstable version is a little bit more of work, but people said it would be slightly more stable than sid itself.

debian stable with backports, perhaps do a simple-sid-backport now and then, perhaps add the solutions by stevepusser, sounds like a very good solution to me.
Also to get the head a bit deeper into the way debians-package-management works, without running into serious problems now and then.


anyway: make sure
- you have a good backup-solution and
- install apt-listbugs, and
- upgrade regularly, say once a day, and
- if there is a problem, wait a day and try again
- join #debian-testing IRC channel and
- be prepared to get told to not use it, aka "getting flamed",
in case you refuse to give up on Sid (or testing, or mixed testing/unstable).
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Re: VLC , can i avoid ...

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2019-01-05 11:50

Segfault wrote:Build from git source and enable/disable all options to your heart's content.


If OP is gonna build from source, he should start with much easier applications than VLC. It is too complex and too time-consuming even for me. And why would he do it, all three branches of Debian have fairly recent version of VLC.

OP, start with something like a new kernel or a game. 0 A.D. is fun to build from source.
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Re: VLC , can i avoid ...

Postby stevepusser » 2019-01-05 19:07

Segfault wrote:Yes, I do believe people can learn, some persistence is needed. Building from source is not rocket science, our OP managed to install Debian after all. There is a plethora of tutorials on the internet about compiling. A little time, a pot of coffee maybe and the results will come.


So, you think that this OP that won't accept our simple advice on other threads about metapackages is willing to learn about the configuration necessary to build a good version of VLC? Seriously? Then I volunteer you to teach them how to do so.

Debian config for 3.0.5:

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# configure flags
confflags += \
   --config-cache \
   --disable-update-check \
   --enable-fast-install \
   --docdir=/usr/share/doc/vlc \
   --with-binary-version=$(DEB_VERSION) \
   $(NULL)
# configure features
confflags += \
   --enable-a52 \
   --enable-aa \
   --enable-aom \
   --enable-aribsub \
   --enable-avahi \
   --enable-bluray \
   --enable-caca \
   --enable-chromaprint \
   --enable-chromecast \
   --enable-dbus \
   --enable-dca \
   --enable-dvbpsi \
   --enable-dvdnav \
   --enable-faad \
   --enable-flac \
   --enable-fluidsynth \
   --enable-freetype \
   --enable-fribidi \
   --enable-gles2 \
   --enable-gnutls \
   --enable-harfbuzz \
   --enable-jack \
   --enable-kate \
   --enable-libass \
   --enable-libmpeg2 \
   --enable-libxml2 \
   --enable-lirc \
   --enable-live555 \
   --enable-mad \
   --enable-matroska \
   --enable-mod \
   --enable-mpc \
   --enable-mpg123 \
   --enable-mtp \
   --enable-ncurses \
   --enable-notify \
   --enable-ogg \
   --enable-opus \
   --enable-pulse \
   --enable-qt \
   --enable-realrtsp \
   --enable-samplerate \
   --enable-sdl-image \
   --enable-sftp \
   --enable-shine \
   --enable-shout \
   --enable-skins2 \
   --enable-sndio \
   --enable-soxr \
   --enable-spatialaudio \
   --enable-speex \
   --enable-svg \
   --enable-svgdec \
   --enable-taglib \
   --enable-theora \
   --enable-twolame \
   --enable-upnp \
   --enable-vdpau \
   --enable-vnc \
   --enable-vorbis \
   --enable-x264 \
   --enable-x265 \
   --enable-zvbi \
   --with-kde-solid=/usr/share/solid/actions/ \
   $(NULL)
# Reasons for disabling features:
# d3d11va: Windows only
# decklink: not in Debian
# directx: Windows only
# dsm: not in Debian
# dxva2: Windows only
# fdkaac: in Debian contrib
# fluidlite: fluidsynth is enabled
# freerdp: scheduled for removal (#888323)
# goom: not in Debian
# gst-decode: not needed when having libavcodec
# libtar: security issue (#737534)
# macosx*: MacOX only
# mfx: currently not supported on Linux
# opencv: developer plugin not required by end users
# projectm: broken
# schroedinger: removed from Debian (#845037)
# sparkle: MacOS X only
# srt: not in Debian
# telx: incompatible with zvbi
# vpx: not needed when having libavcodec
# vsxu: not in Debian
# wasapi: Windows only
confflags += \
   --disable-d3d11va \
   --disable-decklink \
   --disable-directx \
   --disable-dsm \
   --disable-dxva2 \
   --disable-fdkaac \
   --disable-fluidlite \
   --disable-freerdp \
   --disable-goom \
   --disable-gst-decode \
   --disable-libtar \
   --disable-macosx \
   --disable-macosx-avfoundation \
   --disable-macosx-qtkit \
   --disable-mfx \
   --disable-opencv \
   --disable-projectm \
   --disable-schroedinger \
   --disable-sparkle \
   --disable-srt \
   --disable-telx \
   --disable-vpx \
   --disable-vsxu \
   --disable-wasapi \
   $(NULL)

# Linux specific flags
ifeq ($(DEB_HOST_ARCH_OS),linux)
# omxil should be enabled on all systems, but libomxil-bellagio does
# not build on kfreebsd and hurd (currently).
# V4L2 is disabled on kFreeBSD due to a build failure.
confflags += \
   --enable-alsa \
   --enable-dc1394 \
   --enable-dv1394 \
   --enable-libplacebo \
   --enable-linsys \
   --enable-nfs \
   --enable-omxil \
   --enable-udev \
   --enable-v4l2 \
   --enable-wayland \
   $(NULL)
else
confflags += \
   --disable-alsa \
   --disable-dc1394 \
   --disable-dv1394 \
   --disable-libplacebo \
   --disable-linsys \
   --disable-nfs \
   --disable-omxil \
   --disable-udev \
   --disable-v4l2 \
   --disable-wayland \
   $(NULL)
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