replacing audio/libmpcdec by audio/musepack

Stefan Ehmann shoesoft at
Sat May 29 10:50:35 UTC 2010


I'm the maintainer of audio/musepack. With the last update, it now provides About 15 ports currently use the older shared library provided by 
audio/libmpcdec (maintained by multimedia@, CCed).

For now, mutual CONFLICTS are registered.

What I'm planning to do is update all depending ports to use audio/musepack, 
thus making audio/libmpcdec obsolete.

I have some questions before I'll start working on this task:

- Are there any objections to deprecating libmpcdec and replacing it by 
musepack? According to the website, libmpcdec version is "Old. Refer to above 
SV8 lib (compatible with SV7)".

After creating a patch for updating and testing:
- Should I ask the maintainers of the affected ports for approval?

I've tested musicpd and vlc so far and update was pretty straight-forward:
LIB_DEPENDS+=  mpcdec.5:${PORTSDIR}/audio/libmpcdec
LIB_DEPENDS+=   mpcdec.7:${PORTSDIR}/audio/musepack
and bump the port revision.

Because both ports conflict, upgrading needs manual intervention. I guess I 
should prepare an entry for UPDATING?

Anything I forgot or other thoughts?


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