LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-01-2008, 08:36 PM   #1
puntjuh
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: holland
Distribution: Gentoo / debian / suse / mint
Posts: 558

Rep: Reputation: 41
Gentoo upgrade | libdts versus libdca


Hi,

I've done my weekly emerge --sync & emerge -uavND world.

Now i get the following:

[blocks B ] media-libs/libdts (is blocking media-libs/libdca-0.0.5)

as you can see, libdts is allready installed:
Code:
Searching...
[ Results for search key : libdts ]
[ Applications found : 1 ]

*  media-libs/libdts [ Masked ]
      Latest version available: 0.0.2-r5
      Latest version installed: 0.0.2-r5
      Size of files: 288 kB
      Homepage:      http://www.videolan.org/dtsdec.html
      Description:   library for decoding DTS Coherent Acoustics streams used in DVD
      License:       GPL-2
And it wants me to install:

Code:
Searching...
[ Results for search key : libdca ]
[ Applications found : 1 ]

*  media-libs/libdca
      Latest version available: 0.0.5
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
      Size of files: 384 kB
      Homepage:      http://www.videolan.org/developers/libdca.html
      Description:   library for decoding DTS Coherent Acoustics streams used in DVD
      License:       GPL-2
My question beeing, what is the main difference between these to packages? They both give you access to DTS sound!

The only reason, and probably the best reason for sticking with libdts is that libdca is still in development stage.

What are your opinions on this? Should i just ignore the block ?Upgrade the rest and ignore this? Or should i change packets?

Thanks!
 
Old 02-01-2008, 09:21 PM   #2
syg00
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Lots ...
Posts: 12,142

Rep: Reputation: 987Reputation: 987Reputation: 987Reputation: 987Reputation: 987Reputation: 987Reputation: 987Reputation: 987
If the (Gentoo) devs decide to go with a replacement upstream package, I usually go along. Unless I have something masked for a reason.
You can get into an unholy mess retaining blocking packages - especially if they are no longer being worked on. I've generally found that masking eventually comes back to bite me.
Unmerge the offender.
 
Old 02-02-2008, 06:57 AM   #3
puntjuh
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: holland
Distribution: Gentoo / debian / suse / mint
Posts: 558

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 41
i'll go for the new package, and delete the old one, if i notice problems with DTS, there's allways the good old switching back!

As for the links with the packages, it'd seem that libdts no longer exists on the page of VLC, you get linked to libdca immediately.

Thanks for your advice!
 
  


Reply

Tags
block, gentoo


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Error: Missing Dependency: libdts.so.0 is needed by package mplayer slackergeek Fedora 5 06-07-2008 09:20 AM
Question about 'apt-get upgrade' versus 'apt-get install' eur0dad Red Hat 8 07-16-2006 05:41 PM
Upgrade versus fresh install statguy Slackware 7 05-13-2006 07:20 PM
Gentoo versus Slackware kaon Slackware 17 07-21-2004 10:00 PM
GENTOO.. "etc-update" versus Manual update opinions.. l0f33t Linux - Distributions 2 09-17-2003 04:16 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:35 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration