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Bug 177134

Summary: Review Request: mkvtoolnix - Matroska container utilites
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <dominik>
Component: Package ReviewAssignee: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta>
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Package Reviews List <fedora-package-review>
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Version: rawhideCC: gauret, matthias, mgarski
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Description Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2006-01-06 16:10:23 UTC
Mkvtoolnix is a set of utilities to mux and demux audio, video and subtitle streams into and from Matroska containers.

Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2006-01-07 20:34:36 UTC
Legal review needed; the tarball includes some mpeg/mp3/dts/aac related code
which is also built into the binaries.

(In the meantime: a desktop entry for the GUI would be nice, and $RPM_OPT_FLAGS
honoring by stripping hardcoded -O3, see eg.

Comment 2 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2006-01-07 22:16:19 UTC
It doesn't decode video or audio, just demuxes and remuxes it into mkv. I hope
it's allright.

Both your suggestions are now included.

Comment 3 Aurelien Bompard 2006-03-05 16:49:31 UTC
What is the best way to ask for Legal review ? Is there a tracker bug to add ?

Comment 4 Ville Skyttä 2006-04-01 07:23:57 UTC
Partial review while waiting for legal comments:

- Change BR wxGTK2-devel to wxGTK-devel; the former is ambiguous with the 
  wxGTK-devel and compat-wxGTK2-devel both providing it.

- Unowned %{_datadir}/%{name} directory

- (rpmlint:) Group tag for -gui should be changed to Applications/Multimedia

- (rpmlint:) too long lines in %description, word-wrap at < 80 chars

- FLAC support missing, adding BR: flac-devel >= 1.1.1 fixes it

- Why disable bzip2 by default?  Even rpm itself requires bzip2-libs so it won't
  add any dependency bloat.  The same goes kind of with lzo in the sense that
  some popular multimedia packages which are somewhat likely to be installed on
  systems where this is require it, and it doesn't add any other deps, so I
  think it wouldn't hurt.  If there's a good use case for having these disabled
  by default (or in the first place), please add a comment explaining it in
  the specfile.

Comment 5 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2006-04-02 21:40:11 UTC
I can't just change wxGTK2-devel to wxGTK-devel, because it'll build against
gtk+-1.x on FC4. I've included a conditional BR using %{fedora}. Everything else
is fixed.

Comment 6 Michael Schwendt 2006-05-29 11:21:25 UTC
Dropping FE-NEEDSPONSOR. Tom Callaway offered sponsorship in bug 177235
(and bugzilla change-several-bugs-at-once feature requires me to add/edit

Comment 7 Michael Schwendt 2006-05-29 11:26:25 UTC
uhm, bugzilla is broken :(

Comment 8 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2006-07-28 19:12:12 UTC
Everything enabled, updated to 1.7.0.

Comment 9 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2006-07-28 19:13:28 UTC
Also, any word from legal yet?

Comment 10 Ville Skyttä 2006-07-28 19:54:34 UTC
Nope :(

Comment 11 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2006-08-09 10:56:54 UTC
Posted a question to to keep
track of this.

Comment 12 Matthias Saou 2006-10-23 10:57:29 UTC
I really don't think this package can get Fedora Legal approval as-is, and
removing any of its demuxing capabilities will reduce its usefulness.

I've packaged it too, outside of Extras for now.

Regarding the package currently under review :
- The "buildroot != /" check in %install is not needed
- Passing STRIP=/bin/true to make install will fix the empty debuginfo package
- sed is in the build requirements exceptions (no need to list it) (*)
- The gui sub-package should probably require the current version-release
- Maybe the "base64tool" should be considered to have a too generic name and
  have it changed to something like "mkvbase64tool" or "mkvb64tool"?

(*) I assume it's listed because the version is required for inline replacing

Comment 13 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2006-11-20 01:29:24 UTC

Included all Matthias' suggestions (except renaming base64tool).

Comment 14 Tom "spot" Callaway 2006-12-05 18:44:40 UTC
Lifting FE-Legal, after discussion with Max. I was unable to find any patents
around the process of muxing/demuxing (not the hardware implementations of

Comment 15 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2006-12-05 21:22:12 UTC

Updated to 1.8.1 + some fixes by Ville and myself.

Comment 16 Ville Skyttä 2006-12-06 09:46:36 UTC
Nothing to add, approved.  Even if "base64tool" is a genericish name for a tool,
all references to it I could find from some searching referred to this
particular one, so I'm fine with dealing with it later if there's ever need to
do so.

Comment 17 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2006-12-06 12:55:18 UTC
Imported and built for devel, FC-5 and FC-6 branches requested. Thanks!