What the hell is going on with mplayer?

Brooks Davis brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Thu Jul 13 15:16:31 UTC 2006

On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 04:35:15PM +0200, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> Quoting Heino Tiedemann <rotkaps_spam_trap at gmx.de> (from Thu, 13 Jul  
> 2006 15:23:07 +0200):
> >I just wanted to so a simple ??portupgrade mplayer-gtk??, and see what
> >habens:
> >
> >
> >** Detected a package name change: mplayer-gtk (multimedia/mplayer)   
> >-> 'mplayer-gtk2-esound' (multimedia/mplayer)
> >                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >                    What a surprise, name change. Not mentioned in UPDATING
> Does it needs to be mentioned? portupgrade is able to handle it  
> without *special* instructions in UPDATING.

This port should not set its name based on configured (or in this case
automagicaly detected and thus ever changing) features unless it does so
as part of a slave port.  This has been a minor annoyance for ages.  The
port should be named mplayer, always.

-- Brooks
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