replacing audio/libmpcdec by audio/musepack

Alexey Shuvaev shuvaev at
Sat May 29 20:12:02 UTC 2010

On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 12:50:30PM +0200, Stefan Ehmann wrote:
> Hi,
> 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:
> replace
> LIB_DEPENDS+=  mpcdec.5:${PORTSDIR}/audio/libmpcdec
> by
> LIB_DEPENDS+=   mpcdec.7:${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?
Not that I am using either of them but... libmpcdec is a stand-alone library
while musepack depends on audio/esound. Is this dependency non-avoidable?


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