Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163642
juk missing from kdemultimedia
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:10 EST
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Description of problem:
kdemultimedia-3.4.1-0.fc4.1 is missing the JuK audio player program. The kdemultimedia RPM from the KDE site does include it. No mention of the reason why juk might be missing is made anywhere in the documentation, nor is a separate RPM to be found. All documentation I can find seems to be assuming that JuK is included with FC4, but it isn't. What's going on? How am I supposed to run/install JuK? Why is this not documented?
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. install FC4, including kdemultimedia
2. observe that JuK is missing
The reason why Juk is not included in FC is the mp3 patent issue in taglib
library. It cannot be included ATM, and it's needed to build JuK in kdemultimedia.
If you want to have Juk, just install taglib from freshmeat and enable juk
(%define juk 1, %define build_mpeglib 1) and rebuild kdemultimedia.
First of all, don't you think it would be handy to explain this somewhere? Such
as in the release notes? Or install a stub, which explains the situation?
Currently the situation is that it's just mysteriously missing without _any_
indication why, with everything you can find on the subject assuming that JuK is
included with kdemultimedia. At the very least this is extremely
Also, "just" install taglib from freshmeat and enable juk
(%define juk 1, %define build_mpeglib 1) and rebuild kdemultimedia?!?!
I believe there is no patent issue with taglib. The mp3 patent is on mp3
encoding/decoding, not on ID3 tags.
Current kdemultimedia package won't build Juk correctly. Also see bug 145965.