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FS#70962 - [mpv] drop libcaca dependency

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by T.J. Townsend (blakkheim) - Friday, 21 May 2021, 00:16 GMT
Last edited by Christian Hesse (eworm) - Thursday, 16 September 2021, 07:34 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Christian Hesse (eworm)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The mpv package currently depends on libcaca for "-vo caca" image-to-ascii-art terminal output. While this is a mildly amusing feature, libcaca itself has several unfixed vulnerabilities and a mostly-inactive upstream. The last release of libcaca was 17 years ago, and the last beta release was 7 years ago.

The diff attached for consideration removes libcaca from the depends list.

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Closed by  Christian Hesse (eworm)
Thursday, 16 September 2021, 07:34 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  mpv 1:0.33.1-3
Comment by T.J. Townsend (blakkheim) - Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 21:30 GMT
Comment by Christian Hesse (eworm) - Thursday, 16 September 2021, 07:33 GMT
Ok, let's just do it...