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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: RealPlayer binary support masked Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Okay, so the "real" use flag has been package.use.mask'd on win32codecs, amarok and mplayer. Also, amd64codecs and realcodecs has been package masked.

The reason for this is because the RealPlayer codecs have constantly had security issues, and the RealPlayer package has always been a hassle to maintain. Neither one is going away -- they are just going to stay as unstable [Edit: I guess one is -- realplayer removed]. Chances are, you don't need them anyway. The codecs are hardly used anymore, and most people will be fine without them.

Update: media-video/mplayer-1.0_rc2_p28058-r1 now has native support for RV40 codecs. media-video/mplayer-1.0_rc2_p28288 also adds native playback support for RV30.

Update: media-video/mplayer-20090226.28734 has the "real" use flag split into two, now. "real" enables internal support, which is fine, and "realcodecs" uses the external binary codecs.

For clarification, Real Player codecs are actually in three different packages:
win32codecs comes with older pre-compiled 32-bit binary codecs, which are used by mplayer. The "real" use flag enables installing the Real Player ones.
amd64codecs is also used by mplayer, and is a collection of 64-bit binary codecs, but unlike win32codecs, they are all Real Player codecs (no "real" use flag)
realcodecs is the codecs that are installed from the 32-bit binary RPM provided by Real Media (helixcommunity.org). It is just the realplayer package split up into two, so that those who only want the codecs, without the player (headless system without X, for example) can do just that.

If you want to enable the use flag for any of those three packages (mplayer, amarok, win32codecs), you'll need to unmask it for the package.

Here's how:

Code:
mkdir -p /etc/portage/profile
echo media-video/mplayer -real >> /etc/portage/profile/package.use.mask


If you want to undo *everything* and have all realplayer support enabled, here's how:

Code:
mkdir -p /etc/portage/profile
echo media-libs/realcodecs >> /etc/portage/package.unmask
echo media-libs/realcodecs >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
echo media-libs/amd64codecs >> /etc/portage/package.unmask
echo media-libs/amd64codecs >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
echo media-video/mplayer -real >> /etc/portage/profile/package.use.mask
echo media-sound/amarok -real >> /etc/portage/profile/package.use.mask
echo media-libs/win32codecs -real >> /etc/portage/profile/package.use.mask
echo media-libs/realcodecs -win32codecs >> /etc/portage/profile/package.use.mask


Some of the ebuilds also use EAPI 2 now, which means you will need portage 2.2x.

Security bugs:

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=96923
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107309
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=127352
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=183421
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=192170
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=232997

Security mask tracking bug:
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=245662

Update: media-video/realplayer has been punted from the tree.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unlocked sticky, if anyone has questions / issues, post em here, kthxbai.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On amd64 does win32codecs flag pull amd64codecs or win32codecs?
Are win32codecs usable on amd64?
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mieszkoslusarczyk wrote:
On amd64 does win32codecs flag pull amd64codecs or win32codecs?
Are win32codecs usable on amd64?


win32codecs are like it is written, codecs for 32 bit, it can be used but not advisable.
try amd64codecs
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This info was really helpful to me: If you want to enable the use flag for any of those three packages (mplayer, amarok, win32codecs), you'll need to unmask it for the package. Thanks a lot..
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