Bug #675

vdpinfo not installable in latest public release

Added by Human about 8 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:03/31/2010
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Category:Packages: Extra Spent time: -
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The vdpinfo package is hardwired to look for nvidia-utils 185.18.36, so it won't install, no matter how you answer the question below:

[mythtv@dragon ~]$ sudo pacman -Sy vdpinfo
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
resolving dependencies...
warning: cannot resolve "nvidia-utils=185.18.36", a dependency of "vdpinfo" 
:: the following package(s) cannot be upgraded due to unresolvable dependencies:

Do you want to skip the above package(s) for this upgrade? [Y/n]


Updated by jams about 8 years ago

use the pkg vdpauinfo

Updated by Human about 8 years ago

I would like to keep the mplayer-resumer.pl code general enough to work on other platforms, and the standard seems to be to call the executable vdpinfo, as it had been. I would recommend renaming the vdpauinfo package to vdpinfo, and making sure that the package for mplayer-resumer.pl requires vdpinfo. That way, the resumer can work on all platforms that have vdpinfo.

Just to be clear, at the moment, nobody playing videos in LinHES is getting vdpau acceleration because of this.

Updated by mihanson about 8 years ago

vdpinfo was renamed to vdpauinfo to match libvdpau naming. We can probably change the PKGBUILD to include a replaces array (with 'vdpinfo' being the sole member) and then create a symlink called vdpinfo.

See here as well: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=138880

Updated by nharris about 8 years ago


Who still uses vdpinfo? nVidia changed this many months ago.


edit: forgot the links

Updated by Human about 8 years ago

Ok, if vdpauinfo is the new spelling (looks like the utility v0.0.6 and newer is vdpauinfo; v0.0.5 and older is vdpinfo) then I'll change the wrapper to comply and use the new spelling.

Updated by mihanson about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

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