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[RESOLVED]vlc updates today

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[RESOLVED]vlc updates today

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Post by GuiGuy » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:29 am

Some vlc updates from debian are being offered today: I suspect they are not good for MX.
I have not accepted them and suggest no MX user should accept them.
Last edited by GuiGuy on Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:39 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: vlc updates today

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Post by fehlix » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:34 am

GuiGuy wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:29 am
Some vlc updates from debian are being offered today: I suspect they are not good for MX.
I have not accepted them and suggest no MX users should accept them.
Please explain. What happened?
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Re: vlc updates today

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Post by GuiGuy » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:43 am

The updates offered by debian appear to mess up the MX vlc installation.

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Re: vlc updates today

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Post by chrispop99 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:45 am

I accepted that update today, and have no issues. It was primarily a security update, so unless there is a good reason that so far id unidentified, updating seems a good idea to me.

https://www.videolan.org/security/sb-vlc308.html

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Re: vlc updates today

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Post by fehlix » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:49 am

GuiGuy wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:43 am
The updates offered by debian appear to mess up the MX vlc installation.
Works for me on MX-18.3 :
vlc-3.08-debian.png
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Re: vlc updates today

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Post by JayM » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:50 am

I accepted today's updates and VLC has no issues running on my system after the upgrade at all. Instead of spreading FUD, if you're having an issue with VLC on your system post-upgrade please post a proper help request.
Please read How To Ask For Help and How to Break Your System.
MX User Manual: hold down ALT and press F1. Further information may be found in the MX Wiki.

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Re: vlc updates today

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Post by GuiGuy » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:57 am

chrispop99 wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:45 am
I accepted that update today, and have no issues. It was primarily a security update, so unless there is a good reason that so far id unidentified, updating seems a good idea to me.

https://www.videolan.org/security/sb-vlc308.html

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This is what I see:-
VLC.png
But my vlc is NOT broken!
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Re: vlc updates today

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Post by chrispop99 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:11 am

Looks like it's something on your system I'm afraid:

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Re: vlc updates today

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Post by GuiGuy » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:20 am

vlc2.png
Don't know what could be wrong with my system that causes it to reject debian's update.
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Re: vlc updates today

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:32 am

Please post the output of MX Tools, Quick System Info so we can take a look.

Also post the history output (you can find that in synaptic with a bit of looking) of what you just upgraded
MX-18.3_x64 May 26 2019 * 4.19.0-5-amd64 ext4 Xfce 4.12.3 * 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 2700
Asus TUF B450-Plus Gaming UEFI * Asus GTX 1050 Ti Nvidia 390.116 * 2x16Gb DDR4 2666 Kingston HyperX Predator
Samsung 860EVO * Samsung S24D330 & P2250 * HP Envy5030

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