PORT: multimedia/phonon-xine

Raphael Kubo da Costa rakuco at FreeBSD.org
Sun Mar 4 20:44:55 UTC 2012

Max Brazhnikov <makc at issp.ac.ru> writes:

> On Sat, 3 Mar 2012 07:36:14 -0500, Jerry wrote:
>> Attempting to build the "multimedia/phonon-xine" port produces this
>> error message:
>> ===>  phonon-xine-4.4.4_2 is marked as broken: deprecated upstream; refuses to build with libxine 1.2.x.
>> *** Error code 1
>> What is the status of getting this port fixed or the recommended
>> procedure to circumvent this problem?
> phonon-xine is dead. Use phonon-vlc or phonon-gstreamer

A more detailed explanation is that upstream stopped maintaining
phonon-xine quite some time ago -- everyone is advised to switch to
either phonon-gstreamer or phonon-vlc, which are actively maintained by

We kept phonon-xine in the tree because it still built (which doesn't
seem to be the case anymore) and some people had trouble with the other
backends for one reason or another.

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