Bug ID 4363
Summary Review request: chromium-libs-media-freeworld - Chromium media libraries built with all possible codecs
Product Package Reviews
Version Current
Hardware x86_64
OS GNU/Linux
Status NEW
Severity enhancement
Priority P1
Component Review Request
Assignee rpmfusion-package-review@rpmfusion.org
Reporter alexjnewt@gmail.com
CC rpmfusion-package-review@rpmfusion.org


Chromium media libraries built with all possible codecs. Chromium is an
open-source web browser, powered by WebKit (Blink). This package replaces
the default chromium-libs-media package, which is limited in what it
can include.

RPMlint output:
chromium-libs-media-freeworld.src: W: spelling-error Summary(en_US) codecs ->
codes, coders, code's
chromium-libs-media-freeworld.src: W: spelling-error %description -l en_US
codecs -> codes, coders, code's
chromium-libs-media-freeworld.src:227: E: hardcoded-library-path in
chromium-libs-media-freeworld.src:879: W: macro-in-comment %{target}
chromium-libs-media-freeworld.src:90: W: mixed-use-of-spaces-and-tabs (spaces:
line 90, tab: line 60)
chromium-libs-media-freeworld.src: W: invalid-url Source2:
1 packages and 0 specfiles checked; 1 errors, 5 warnings.

None of this really matters too much. As for the hardcoded-library-path error,
please read the note in the spec for more details. The
mixed-use-of-spaces-and-tabs is trivial and will be fixed in the next revision.

This package is mostly based off of the chromium package but has been trimmed
down to only really include the two codec libraries that Fedora will not
provide for legal reasons. I'm sure I'm probably building too much and things
can be trimmed down.

Note that this package takes forever to compile, but as I said, the spec likely
needs to be cleaned up, but feedback is welcome for sure. This will likely go
into rpmfusion free, but I'll be honest, I need to look into the source a bit
more as there maybe some nonfree bits.

I'll continue to work on it, I just wanted to upload something that built, so I
can get feedback.

One issue that should be addressed though; chromium depends on
chromium-libs-media, which this package provides as an alternative to the
trimmed down fedora version. I would think if chromium updates without this
packaging being updated, this package would be removed by the updater, while if
this package updates before chromium, it would cause broken dependencies.
EItherway, having rpmfusion's packages out of sync with Fedora's would no so

Perhaps a "chromium-freeworld" package would be better? The maintainer for
chromium has made it painfully easy to package a freeworld version, so this
wouldn't be too bad. I'll run a build of a chromium-freeworld package overnight
for testing, as I'm sort of leaning towards this being a better option.

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