Some thoughts on Audacious in Fedora

Digimer linux at
Wed Feb 2 18:32:39 UTC 2011

On 02/02/2011 01:25 PM, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> As the Fedora 14 update of Audacious from 2.4.0 to 2.4.3 has not been
> smooth at all and is still annoying users, who need 3rd party plugin
> packages which still haven't been pushed, the following consequences are
> arising IMO:
> Fedora 13
> I'm offering Audacious 2.2 (audacious-2.2-16 and audacious-plugins-2.2-38)
> in Fedora 13 to anyone interested in taking over. In other words, consider
> Audacious in Fedora 13 semi-orphaned.
> In my point of view, it works well enough that it doesn't need an upgrade
> to 2.4.x. Though, a lot has changed in the 2.4 series, and certainly there
> are additional bug-fixes included. If to be upgraded in Fedora 13, this
> would need the cooperation (and extra-work) of 3rd party plugin package
> providers. Special precautions are to be taken as not to repeat the
> problems we've run into with this recent update in Fedora 14. Whether
> Fedora 13 is "new enough" with regard to all dependencies remains to be
> examined by whomever. I believe that users with interest in later software
> ought to upgrade to Fedora 14.
> Fedora 14
> Even before a strong RPM dependency in 3rd party plugin packages is
> available to prevent breaking of decoder plugins, I have created a custom
> repository for Audacious 2.5-alpha1 - which btw breaks the Plugin API
> again and requires actual code changes and not just rebuilds:
> This is not only for users to take a sneak peek at Audacious 2.5 development,
> but also to emphasize that the dependency on 3rd party plugin packages can
> be problematic.

Audacious refuses to load or play MP3s for me since a recent update
(Fedora 14 x86_64). I'm guessing this is the kind of problem you are
talking about? If so, I'll give this a shot and report my success or
lack thereof.

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