Please Upgrade VLC to Current Stable

Bug #243450 reported by nullack on 2008-06-27
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
vlc (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
vlc (Ubuntu)
Medium
William Grant

Bug Description

Binary package hint: vlc

Im currently on the Intrepid repo, but I do believe that along with Intrepid, Hardy also has an old revision of VLC.

As of 27/06/08, the current release version of VLC is 0.8.6h whereas Intrepid has 0.8.6e.

In between the three revisions of VLC since e, there is a number of bug fixes that are needed.

I recommend these should be backported wherever possible as I see no risk to doing so.

Related branches

William Grant (wgrant) wrote :

Debian almost has this done, so I'll wait on them.

Changed in vlc:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in vlc:
status: Unknown → Fix Committed
William Grant (wgrant) on 2008-07-06
Changed in vlc:
assignee: nobody → wgrant
status: Confirmed → In Progress
nullack (nullack) wrote :

Thanks William :)

Please be advised of this security issue with VLC

http://www.tenablesecurity.com/4569.html

Im unsure if the problem also exists on Linux so I have not marked this bug as a security issue.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package vlc - 0.8.6.release.h-1ubuntu1

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vlc (0.8.6.release.h-1ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low

  * Merge from Debian unstable. (LP: #238873, #243450, #245563)
    Remaining changes:
    - Add PulseAudio support.
    - Enable (and build-depend on) x264 support.
    - Add Xb-Npp-.* fields to mozilla-plugin-vlc, for the Firefox plugin
      finder service.
    - Clean up debian/vlc.desktop.
    - Make vlc recommend vlc-plugin-pulse.
    - Install link to plugin in xulrunner 1.9 plugin directory.
    - Build against xul rather then iceape.
    - Rename the upstream tarball to match old Ubuntu convention.
    - Modify Maintainer value to match the DebianMaintainerField
      specification.

 -- William Grant <email address hidden> Sun, 06 Jul 2008 21:53:26 +1000

Changed in vlc:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in vlc:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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