Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 196876
Upgrade rhythmbox to new upstream version 0.9.5
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:36 EST
Description of problem:
Upgrade to most recent version of rhythmbox, which fix some bugs that have been
Fix some bugs :
- podcast feed parsing and download fixes
- handle iPods that have been repartitioned
- allow ipod renaming, ejection, deletion and transfer
- etc, etc
Yes, please! This is long overdue. There are some major bugs that it fixes,
including crashing on certain podcast feeds with missing <pubDate> tags, see:
bug #194326, which are fixed upstream.
I would also like to see an newer version since that would most likely fix the
problems i'm having with streaming music. Rhythmbox will play the stream but at
the start on a new song it hangs every time.
Thank you Monty for all your hard work.
Make that 0.9.6: http://gnomefiles.org/app.php/Rhythmbox. Lots of additional
features and fixes as well...
0.9.5 is in the fc5 development tree, but a rebuild on fc5 fails due to a number
of build dependencies:
nautilus-cd-burner-devel >= 2.15.3 is needed by rhythmbox-0.9.5-4.i386
totem-devel >= 1.1.5 is needed by rhythmbox-0.9.5-4.i386
avahi-glib-devel >= 0.6 is needed by rhythmbox-0.9.5-4.i386
libmusicbrainz-devel >= 2.1.0 is needed by rhythmbox-0.9.5-4.i386
dbus-devel >= 0.90 is needed by rhythmbox-0.9.5-4.i386
dbus-glib-devel >= 0.70 is needed by rhythmbox-0.9.5-4.i386
I didn't want to try installing the binary from dev, as it depends on what seems
like half the repository..
Are there specific reasons for these increased dependencies?
Created attachment 137820 [details]
Patch for SPEC to compile on FC5
I tried a second run for getting 0.9.5-4 from fc6 development to build, and got
a successful build. Rhythmbox starts up just fine, but I haven't done any
rigorous testing on it yet.
I think the requirements in the -devel spec file are more rigourous than
necessary, so they could certainly be dropped down to the currently released
FC-5 versions. I've been building rhythmbox from CVS with the following devel
$ rpm -q nautilus-cd-burner-devel totem-devel avahi-glib-devel
libmusicbrainz-devel dbus-devel dbus-glib-devel
package dbus-glib-devel is not installed
(don't seem to need the dbus-glib-devel package, to build from CVS)
Created attachment 137958 [details]
Spec file that actually builds 0.9.6 on FC-5
* Mon Oct 6 2006 Alex Lancaster <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 0.9.6-1.fc5
- update to 0.9.6
- backport to FC-5
- drop patches that are fixed and/or conflict with upstream
- don't include application-registry and mime-info, aren't generated upstream
This spec worked perfectly on my FC5 installation, and I suggest this to be
promoted to fc5 updates-testing.
Ping? Please upgrade this soon as it will stop these podcast bugs being
reported on FC-5 upstream.
I think we want to solve the libgpod upgrade issue in bug 211648 first.
Can a rhythmbox 0.9.7/libgpod 0.4.2 be pushed for FC-5 too as per bug #218277 ?
I believe that FC-5 is not EOL-ed yet... ;)
I've got way to much to do to spend time on not-so-critical FC5 issues. Sorry
(In reply to comment #11)
> Can a rhythmbox 0.9.7/libgpod 0.4.2 be pushed for FC-5 too as per bug #218277 ?
> I believe that FC-5 is not EOL-ed yet... ;)
0.9.5 works just fine for me, built with the patched spec mentioned above. If
you depend on a newer libgpod I suggest you try to update that also.