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VLC rebuilt for -current, Chromium and Palemoon updated

Browser updates: both Google Chromium (66.0.3359.181) and Palemoon (27.9.2) released new versions last week which I packaged for Slackware 14.2 and -current. The Palemoon update contains CVE-tagged security fixes. You are advised to upgrade.

The VLC 3.0.2 player was broken in slackware-current after the recent update of the libidn package. I rebuilt the vlc package for -current and at the same time updated some of its internal support libraries (asdcp, dca, dsm, dvbpsi, x265). The recompile was not trivial because another recent update in -current (the openssl move to 1.1.x) caused some issues for which I had to find patches. Eventually, there’s a working VLC in the repository again.

Get the packages here:

The VLC package with AAC encoder and DVD decryption capability which therefore cannot be hosted in the US can be found in (rsync:// as always.

Have fun! Eric


Comment from kjhambrick
Posted: May 21, 2018 at 15:31

Slackware64 14.2 + Multilib.

Palemoon and chromium updates are both running fine here.

Thank you Eric !

— kjh

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Posted: May 22, 2018 at 21:15

[…] VLC rebuilt for -current, Chromium and Palemoon updated […]

Comment from Geremia
Posted: May 23, 2018 at 22:49

I have a Flash issue in Chromium: It doesn’t detect my mic, and I get:

[WARNING:flash/platform/pepper/pep_module.cpp(63)] SANDBOXED

Comment from cstsc
Posted: May 25, 2018 at 09:30

After the upgrade with new vlc no GUI:

VLC media player 3.0.2 Vetinari (revision 3.0.2-2-g34d098f437)
[0000000000f43ba0] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use ‘cvlc’ to use vlc without interface.
[00000000010263b0] skins2 interface error: cannot instantiate dialogs provider
[0000000000fd5440] main playlist: playlist is empty
[00000000010263b0] [cli] lua interface: Listening on host “*console”.
VLC media player 3.0.2 Vetinari
Command Line Interface initialized. Type `help’ for help.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: May 25, 2018 at 10:19

Hi cstsc.
It sounds as if you did not install the required dependencies for VLC 3.x.
For Slackware-current those are: libxkbcommon, qt5 and qt5-webkit.
For Slackware 14.2 the above dependencies *plus” libinput and libwacom.
All of those can be found in my repository where you got the VLC package from.

Comment from cstsc
Posted: May 28, 2018 at 08:44

Thanks, Bob! After upgrading to new qt, it works fine.

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