FS#76971 - [mpv] Add back libcaca dependency

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Ultimatespirit (Ultimatespirit) - Saturday, 31 December 2022, 01:41 GMT
Last edited by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Thursday, 20 April 2023, 03:35 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
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 1
Private No



A little over a year ago the mpv package dropped the libcaca dependency, as documented in this task: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/70962

This was due to several at the time unaddressed security issues in libcaca, more details can be seen in the original task. About a month later these issues were addressed in the libcaca upstream repo with the v0.99.beta20 release: https://github.com/cacalabs/libcaca/releases/tag/v0.99.beta20

This version of libcaca is the current version also in the Arch repositories. It is also required by several other packages likely to be on a system using mpv, so it does seem unlikely to add back any higher dependency burden to the mpv package: https://archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/libcaca/

Therefore, I request that the libcaca dependency please be added back to the mpv PKGBUILD (i.e. reverse what was done in task 70962).
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Closed by  Toolybird (Toolybird)
Thursday, 20 April 2023, 03:35 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#72722 
Comment by Ultimatespirit (Ultimatespirit) - Friday, 10 February 2023, 22:59 GMT
Ping? Let me know if there's anything more I can do here to help.