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FS#55310 - [warzone2100] package video files

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Alad Wenter (Alad) - Sunday, 27 August 2017, 12:39 GMT
Last edited by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 06:00 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages
Status Assigned
Assigned To Laurent Carlier (lordheavy)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No



Video files that correspond to warzone2100 must be found and downloaded by the user from sourceforge. [1] It may be useful to package these video files to avoid this. The highest quality videos come in at 964.3mb (EN) and 499.2mb (DE) respectively; the separate languages could be packaged in different split packages.

The high size shouldn't be problematic (compare packages such as 0ad-data which come in at 1.7gb installed) with limited maintenance effort as the video files haven't changed since 2012. Alternatively, a post-install message could be added to the package, with the downside that the videos are then no longer tracked by pacman.


Additional info:
* package version(s)
* config and/or log files etc.

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Comment by Alad Wenter (Alad) - Sunday, 27 August 2017, 12:41 GMT
Note: According to the debian package, the system-wide path for videos is /usr/share/games/warzone2100/sequences.wz
Comment by Josef Mutzenbacher (Joe2020) - Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 17:31 GMT
I object, since it seems to be abusive use of mirrors to me, those mirrors not necessarily provide their resources to distribute entertainment videos and we should not assume otherwise. You can watch the videos at one of the well known video platforms, hence no need to put strain on archs distribution channels.