After https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4341 I was curious and had a look at dist git to discover that Fedora's XMMS package contains a bundled libmpg123 in the xmms-1.2.11-mpg123.tar.bz2 archive.
Added Provides for bundled lib (in rawhide). xmms is old and stupid, so it is not worth the work to teach it how to use a system copy, and no system copy is currently in Fedora.
> and no system copy is currently in Fedora.
libmpg123 as included with Fedora is *much* newer than what is bundled with XMMS.
Yes. The copy of libmpg123 in xmms is modified to act as an xmms plugin. If you wish to rewrite the plugin to use the system libmpg123 code, I'll carry the patch. I don't currently have enough alcohol to consider doing it myself.
Tom, I know. I only wanted the bundled libs policy to be followed.
XMMS is broken in various other ways. xmms-pulse tickets have not seen any action (WONTFIX since Fedora 11/12). Hardly anyone still uses it.
Audacious makes more users happy. And there are other audio players, of course.