Sunday, July 13, 2008

» lame-3.98

Today I've upgraded the package lame (an MP3 encoder that is available in the Packman repository) to the latest version (3.98). I've taken the opportunity to revamp the package a bit:
  • split into lame, libmp3lame0, libmp3lame-devel
  • add -debuginfo support, making the package smaller and enabling debugging/backtracing
  • build lame-mp3rtp, an MP3 to RTP streamer
  • build lame-mp3x, an MP3 frame analyzer (uses GTK 1.x)
It does have a drawback though, which cannot be solved automagically by rpm: if you install libmp3lame0, it will conflict with the package lame-3.97 (because libmp3lame.so.0 is now in the package libmp3lame0 instead of lame as with previous versions). Make sure to also upgrade the package lame to 3.98, which should then work out smoothly.

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