[arch-general] outdated mediainfo and libmediainfo packages

James Crake-Merani james at jamescm.co.uk
Sat Dec 4 10:44:17 UTC 2021

On 21/12/04 10:17am, TG Servers via arch-general wrote:
> Hello,
> is there any particular reason why these 2 packages are outdated since
> several months, or were they just not maintained?
> I am asking because I would need some of the newer functionality and would
> compile them from source otherwise.
> But only if there are no known problems with them. The compiles from
> upstream 21.09 work without any issues and I can't see of any problems, but
> always better to just confirm
> Thanks


I recall a long discussion on this mailing list about outdated packages. This lead to a debate which, at some points in my opinion, got quite toxic. But the bottom line was that the arch devs haven't had the resources/volunteers to maintain all packages therefore I think your theory about them not being maintained is probably correct. If it works without any issues from your own build then I don't think you'll have anything to worry about.

If it interests you, you can always check the archives for the full discussion.

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