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Bug 51970 - Real Player 10 Beta Binary ebuild
Summary: Real Player 10 Beta Binary ebuild
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Chris White (RETIRED)
: 48416 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 40469
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Reported: 2004-05-24 23:42 UTC by Paul Varner (RETIRED)
Modified: 2008-01-30 16:16 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

realplayer-bin- (realplayer-bin-,1.19 KB, text/plain)
2004-05-24 23:43 UTC, Paul Varner (RETIRED)
Helix DNA Technology Binary Research Use License (helixdna,10.98 KB, text/plain)
2004-05-24 23:45 UTC, Paul Varner (RETIRED)
realplayer-bin- (realplayer-bin-,1.01 KB, text/plain)
2004-06-16 21:04 UTC, Paul Varner (RETIRED)
realplayer-bin- (~x86 & ~ppc) (realplayer-bin-,1.29 KB, text/plain)
2004-07-16 01:12 UTC, Paul Varner (RETIRED)
realplayer-bin- (~ppc only - untested) (realplayer-bin-,1.09 KB, text/plain)
2004-07-16 01:13 UTC, Paul Varner (RETIRED)
realplayer-bin- (realplayer-bin-,1.11 KB, text/plain)
2004-08-02 21:45 UTC, Paul Varner (RETIRED)
Helix DNA Technology Binary Research Use License (LICENSE,11.02 KB, text/plain)
2004-08-02 21:47 UTC, Paul Varner (RETIRED)
realplayer-bin- (realplayer-bin-,1.01 KB, text/plain)
2004-09-01 21:15 UTC, Paul Varner (RETIRED)
Real Player 10 Gold Ebuild (realplayer-10.ebuild,2.05 KB, text/plain)
2004-09-02 22:48 UTC, Chris White (RETIRED)
small fix for rp10 (realplayer-10.ebuild,2.07 KB, text/plain)
2004-09-10 14:46 UTC, Athul Acharya

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Description Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-05-24 23:42:49 UTC
Due to bug# 40469, I haven't had a media player to play RealAudio files for a while.  With the release of Real Player 10 Alpha, I have created an ebuild based off of the helixplayer-bin ebuild that installs Real Player 10 Alpha.

The license that the software is distributed under is the "Helix DNA Technology Binary Research Use License" which I will upload as an attachment.

Additionally, redistribution is not permitted, so this ebuild has a fetch restriction.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-05-24 23:43:56 UTC
Created attachment 31980 [details]
Comment 2 Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-05-24 23:45:02 UTC
Created attachment 31981 [details]
Helix DNA Technology Binary Research Use License
Comment 3 Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-05-24 23:49:58 UTC
A tar file of the complete ebuild, suitable for use in the Portage Overlay can be downloaded from:
Comment 5 Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-16 21:03:13 UTC
Adding updated ebuild for RealPlayer

Full ebuild may be found at
Comment 6 Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-16 21:04:25 UTC
Created attachment 33411 [details]
Comment 7 Simon Watson 2004-06-18 05:16:08 UTC
This works well - but I get an error, if I try and change the program I am listening to at 

For example, open Radio 2 - and listening live appears and works fine (Better than ever) - but click on a different program and it says something about "hxplay not in the path" and then you can't listen again without closing firefox completely.
Comment 8 Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-19 11:18:01 UTC
I'm using firefox with realplayer-bin- and I'm not able to reproduce the problem that you are seeing with BBC Radio.
Comment 9 Simon Watson 2004-06-20 06:26:22 UTC
Hmm. I hate unreproducable problems! :(

If it helps:

swat     22761  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        Z    14:22   0:00 [realplay] <defunct>
swat     22783  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        Z    14:22   0:00 [realplay] <defunct>
swat     22794  0.0  0.8  9832 4276 ?        S    14:22   0:00 /opt/RealPlayer/realplay.bin --embedded 36 --callbacks 38

I have that little lot running when it doesn't work, and killing the third realplay.bin makes no difference at all.

Do the video previews for things like eastenders etc. work as well for you?
Comment 10 Alastair Tse (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-07-01 12:02:49 UTC
*** Bug 48416 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-07-01 16:40:46 UTC
I finally got the error that you were seeing on BBC Radio.  I found a bug report at which stated that they had been unable to reproduce the problem. I reopened the bug and added my comments to it.
Comment 12 DiskBreaker 2004-07-15 21:33:58 UTC
There is also a PPC version available now which runs quite fine.

Would you mind adding ~ppc to the ebuild?

SRC_URI for ARCH=ppc is:

which is the latest tarball for PPC. Otherwise everything else should stay the same.

Thanks a lot.
Comment 14 Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-07-16 01:12:07 UTC
Created attachment 35529 [details]
realplayer-bin- (~x86 & ~ppc)

The realplayer-bin- adds support for PPC architecture.  I
will also be attaching a PPC only ebuild based off of the latest nightly build.
 I was able to verify that the realplayer-bin- would install
correctly for both x86 and ppc.  However, I was unable to do any verification
for the realplayer-bin- based off of the PPC nightly build.  I
haven't updated the ebuild tar file on my web site yet, but will do so sometime
tommorow.  I would prefer not to build ebuilds for the nightly builds, since
the corresponding build for x86 was semi-broken when I tried to use it.
Comment 15 Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-07-16 01:13:24 UTC
Created attachment 35530 [details]
realplayer-bin- (~ppc only - untested)
Comment 16 Donnie Berkholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-02 19:43:42 UTC
Note that 1.0 gold is released now.
Comment 17 Donnie Berkholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-02 19:44:31 UTC
Looks as if a period slipped in. 10 gold, that is.
Comment 18 Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-02 21:45:05 UTC
Created attachment 36682 [details]

Well I see they did away with the .tar.bz2 versions, thanks goes to liquidx for
the rpm eclass.  Additionally for the x86 version, they took the version# out
of the filename.  This ebuild has support for the ppc architecture, but is
completely untested by me since I only have x86 boxes.
Comment 19 Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-02 21:47:37 UTC
Created attachment 36684 [details]
Helix DNA Technology Binary Research Use License

Submitting the license from the latest version to ensure that we have the most
up to date copy of the license.
Comment 20 Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-02 21:50:18 UTC
Final spam from me for tonight. x86 users can grab a tar file containing the complete ebuild suitable for PORTAGE_OVERLAY at
Comment 21 Chris White (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-03 01:34:30 UTC
Woh woh woh, this is realplayer, not helix.  This is a totally different
license, this should NOT be commited to the tree until we've approached
real, signed a license agreement that we have sucessfully Quality Checked
Real Player on our distro.  I've already contacted real and that's what they
have said.  I've yet to hear anything about the checks however, so I will
send a followup email about it when I return from LWE.
Comment 22 Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-01 21:15:04 UTC
Created attachment 38727 [details]

Updated ebuild for RealPlayer 10.0.1a (alpha) x86 only.
tar file at
updated as well.

What do we need to do to get this officially into the tree?
Comment 23 Chris White (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-02 22:48:29 UTC
Created attachment 38797 [details]
Real Player 10 Gold Ebuild

Ok folks, this will be the ebuild to use.  I've found a test case for
realplayer, and here it is:

for right now, skip the gui and bin installs (as portage does all this for us
:).  I'm fairly sure that we're going to have to go through a testplan such
as this in order to sign the binary distrobution agreement.

Legal stuff still needs to be addressed, and I've phoned Kevin at Real and 
eagerly await his call.  But as I said, please test and test and test this :).
Comment 24 Athul Acharya 2004-09-10 14:46:08 UTC
Created attachment 39358 [details]
small fix for rp10

This ebuild fixes a small bug in the old one with respect to the mozilla
plugin. In the old ebuild, the following (invalid) symlink is created: -> opt/RealPlayer10/

This appears to be a holdover from rp8; with rp10, the following symlink should
(and is, with this ebuild) be created: -> /opt/RealPlayer10/mozilla/
Comment 25 Chris White (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-28 23:05:03 UTC
Yay!  I finally got the legal docs from real, happiness ensues!

Ok, so here's the deal:

I'm working with the gentoo trustees who handle the legal signing of all binary
or whatever agreements.

I'm working with another real person to get the stability checking going, I'll
be using this bug to put up the test case so we all can have fun in testing it.

Thanks for everyone's patience in dealing with this crazy dev ;).

I hope to get this thing rolling to an end soon...
Comment 26 Jeremy Huddleston (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-11 01:33:48 UTC
Chris: Can we get a status update on this?
Comment 27 Chris White (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-11 07:59:53 UTC
As smoothly as I thought things were going, it seems that upstream has become
a little slower in responding to me :|.  I'm RE sending an email to the last person I need to contact too.  If I don't get anything in 1 week, I'll start getting a tad more relentless (I don't like doing that, but I'm really starting to get irked by this wait).  I hope to have something soon.
Comment 28 Abraham Smith 2004-12-18 06:31:39 UTC
RealPlayer 10.0.2 Gold was just released.  Could we have a version bump?
Comment 29 Andrew Cowie 2004-12-23 22:18:38 UTC
Not sure if this relates, helps, or hinders, but I thought I would mention that the RPM based -bin ebuild at bug #59281 works fine on my [Linux 2.6.9, GNOME 2.8.2 ish] system.

Comment 30 Chris White (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-28 20:30:29 UTC
Real player 1.0.3 is already in portage.