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FS#47960 - smplayer wrongly depends on mplayer

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Gereon Schomber (IncredibleLaser) - Saturday, 30 January 2016, 23:11 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Sunday, 31 January 2016, 03:52 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


smplayer in extra depends on mplayer. However smplayer runs perfectly fine without mplayer, especially if you select mpv as executable file. mplayer should be an optdepends.

Steps to reproduce:
Install smplayer from extra
pacman -Rdd mplayer
open a video file with smplayer. It works just fine if mpv is selected as backend.

Another possible solution would be to let mpv provide mplayer, but I think that'd be wrong and it's not the first time in Arch history that a frontend does not depend on its backend (case in point: network-manager-applet not depending on NetworkManager)
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Closed by  Doug Newgard (Scimmia)
Sunday, 31 January 2016, 03:52 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#44156   FS#46244   FS#46487   FS#46522 

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