[Slackbuilds-users] VLC 2.2.1 configure warnings

Christoph Willing chris.willing at iinet.net.au
Wed May 6 06:19:50 UTC 2015

On 05/05/2015 05:53 PM, Lemin wrote:
> On 2015-05-05 05:29, Christoph Willing wrote:
>> On 05/05/2015 10:10 AM, Willy Sudiarto Raharjo wrote:
>>> Hash: SHA256
>>>> The latest VLC update would like libraries that are not provided by
>>>> 14.1: - requires TagLib 1.9.0 but slackware-14.1 has 1.8.0. -
>>>> requires cairo >= 1.13.1 but slackware-14.1 has 1.12.16. - requires
>>>> libdvdread >= 4.9.0 but slackware-14.1 has 4.2.0.
>>>> You could also add these packages as options: libssh2, gstreamer1,
>>>> x265.
>>> i built the VLC on slackware64-14.1 and it worked fine
>> Yes, I was pretty sure I'd built and tested vlc-2.2.1 on 14.1 just
>> recently but couldn't check right now as my dev machine is deeply into
>> rebuilding lots of packages in -current, so thanks for confirming Willy.
>> However I was able to build 2.2.1 on -current with the additional
>> options that Lemin has suggested (although what used to be gstreamer1
>> is now just plain gstreamer in stock -current) and it all went fine.
>> I'll check it again on 14.1 soon and, all being well, I'll submit an
>> updated SlackBuild sometime this week.
>> chris
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> It works fine for playing most files, but I encountered an issue when
> trying to play a DVD, perhaps for libdvdread support was not built:
> Your input can't be opened:VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///...'
> The prior vlc could read it with libdvdread built. For now I encode
> using HandBrake then play with vlc.
> Without TagLib, vlc is not reading the tag informations of mp3 files I
> also witnessed.
> I could not say how vlc uses cairo, and if the lack of it brings any issue.
> I have been using 2.2.1 with the addiotional options (gstreamer1 from
> SBo), and did not notice any issue.

I've confirmed these problems with vlc-2.2.1 on 14.1 and since its most 
improbable that lidvdread and taglib versions will be updated in 
official 14.1, I think we should revert to the latest version of vlc 
that is able to use those versions. That is vlc-2.1.6 which I've tested 
to confirm operation with dvd:///... and cdda:///... MRL's.

I'm just about to submit the SlackBuild for it, with libssh2, 
gstreamer1, gst1-plugins-base and x265 packages added to REQUIRES.

Thanks for reporting the problem and suggesting the extra options Lemin.


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