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VLC no update on Mint 18

Post by sleeper12 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:29 pm

On Mint 19, I got updated to VLC 3.0.8 today. On Mint 18, I still have 3.0.7.1. Just wondering if an update will be coming. Anyone get it yet on Mint 18 +?

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Re: VLC no update on Mint 18

Post by blueocean » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:16 pm

Is there a newer one in your 18x Software Manager?
To mark this issue solved, go to your original 1st post and click the edit pencil and add [Solved] at the beginning of the title and click Submit.

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Re: VLC no update on Mint 18

Post by MrEen » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:37 pm

Hi sleeper12.

You added a PPA that the author of stated:
As of October 1st 2018 I'm now packaging primarily for 18.04. 16.04 and 14.04 will only be built when I need the packages.
So until jonathonf needs his xenial packages updated, you might not get updated. There's contact info on the page, so you could send an email to see if he plans on updating it sooner rather than later.

Hope that helps.
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Re: VLC no update on Mint 18

Post by MrEen » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:41 pm

Well this is weird. His vlc 3 package uploaded on 08-20 states version 3.0.8-2. Maybe you need to re-enable the PPA?

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Re: VLC no update on Mint 18

Post by thx-1138 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:33 pm

MrEen wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:41 pm
Well this is weird. His vlc 3 package uploaded on 08-20 states version 3.0.8-2. Maybe you need to re-enable the PPA?
...if you check the 'View package details', you'll find that the build has failed...
He actually made 2 attempts to build such under for Xenial actually, yet both failed.
That is because newer 3.0.8 switched to libmodplug1 0.8.9.0, but xenial comes with older 0.8.8.5
(ie. see the build log, ctrl+f, configure: error).

He has successfully built / backported the required newer libmodplug1 to Xenial though.
So, indeed, as MrEen said... send him a kind polite request via e-mail, or even better buy-him-a-coffee,
and chances are he might give it a second look & make another attempt at building such (it doesn't really look that hard to fix it).

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Re: VLC no update on Mint 18

Post by MrEen » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:37 pm

Ahh, good catch, thx-1138! I didn't think to dig deeper. :oops:

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Re: VLC no update on Mint 18

Post by sleeper12 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:52 pm

In PPA, I have enabled:

jonathonf/ffmpeg-4
jonathonf/ffmpeg-4 (Sources)
jonathonf/vlc-3
jonathonf/vlc-3 (Sources)

Does that seem right or do I not need all those?

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Re: VLC no update on Mint 18

Post by MrEen » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:53 pm

From what I've read, it looks correct. Now you just need him to fix his build.

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Re: VLC no update on Mint 18

Post by sleeper12 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:05 pm

Ok, I don't use VLC very often, but I suppose it would be best to have the latest update if possible. At least I know there's nothing wrong on my end. Thanks for the help guys.

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