vdpinfo not installable in latest public release
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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: vdpinfo Do you want to skip the above package(s) for this upgrade? [Y/n]
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.
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
Who still uses vdpinfo? nVidia changed this many months 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.