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FS#53924 - [libva] libva-utils like vainfo missing not present in official repos

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Lone_Wolf (Lone_Wolf) - Thursday, 04 May 2017, 12:01 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Thursday, 04 May 2017, 14:23 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No



In libva 1.8.0 upstream has split of tools like vainfo into a separate package called libva-utils .

Arch Linux devs did not add a package for libva-utils to official repos or communicated a reason for the missing functionality in libva.

Several bug reports were created , but all have been closed very fast.
Whether libva maintainer and other AL devs are even aware of this issue remains a mystery.

For those that urgently need libva tools seanvk has uploaded a libva-utils package to AUR,
see .

This issue has been present for approx a month now and needs to be solved.

In my opinion there are 2 ways to handle this :

1. Add libva-utils to official repos and mention it in libva as a new optional dependency

2. decide libva-utils don't belong in offical repos anymore and alert users of libva of the vanished functionality ASAP.

This task depends upon

Closed by  Doug Newgard (Scimmia)
Thursday, 04 May 2017, 14:23 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Thursday, 04 May 2017, 14:22 GMT
You obviously know this is a duplicate. Don't do this again.