On Tue, 06 Apr 2010 07:32:36 +0200 Reinhard Tartler wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 06:33:12 (CEST), Michael Gilbert wrote:
> > fyi, i've just tested upstream mplayer svn 20100405. it does not crash
> > with lol-mplayer.mpg.  on the other hand, the currently packaged
> > version, svn 20090405, still crashes.  does it make sense to upgrade to
> > a newer upstream version? thanks.
> The newer mplayer won't work with our system ffmpeg, so we would need to
> compile in ffmpeg statically? Would this be acceptable for the security
> team? I suppose not.

not likely.  is it because mplayer uses an old/incompatible ffmpeg?
could you convince them to keep in sync?

> Moreover, ftp-master blocks any work on mplayer. If you could talk to
> someone to get mplayer out of (binary) NEW, that would allow me to work
> again on the package.

i had no idea.  what do they disapprove about the package?  i suppose i
could send a message indicating that some action really needs to be
taken since this issue does have security relevance.


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