Rebuilding vlc-2.2.8 with qtgui-5.11.1 results in the same errors due
to missing headers as already reported for other packages using QT, cf.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install qtgui-5.11.1
2. rebuild vlc-2.2.8
3. build error!
Compile errors due to missing includes <QAction> / <QButtonGroup>
Created attachment 541514 [details, diff]
Patch to include missing headers
Created attachment 541516 [details, diff]
Patch for ebuild to include additional patch
Vlc-3 is already stable, though.
(In reply to Andreas Sturmlechner from comment #3)
> Vlc-3 is already stable, though.
I know, but for some reason 3.x has never worked properly for me.
I just tried again (3.0.3-r1) and it just goes crazy on startup with
a flickering window, whereas 2.2.8 works perfectly fine.
Besides I only wanted to change a USE flag. :(
If it's in the tree it should build. The fix does no harm harm (AFAIK)
since those headers also exist with older qt versions; it just succeeded
(In reply to Holger Hoffstätte from comment #4)
> I know, but for some reason 3.x has never worked properly for me.
Turns out that after deleting the configurations in ~/.config/vlc
and starting fresh, 3.0.3-r1 actually starts & works fine after all.
Nevertheless I don't think 2.2.8 being stable is an excuse not to build..
Qt 5.11 is not stable though, so this is a result of mixing keywords.
Never mind then.
Sorry, I didn't want to come across as brusquely above, and certainly every contribution is valuable.
What usually happens with such broad breakage is bugs are filed against the latest available ~arch version, this is being fixed/bumped, and the ~arch dependee is being stabilised in time before the library can do the same. The fact that 'old' is broken can be assumed a given. This happened here and the time of 2.2.8 is very limited now (only one arch is missing 3.0.3 stable keyword). The stable promise only lasts so long and at the end of its time, 2.2.x was not in a particularly good shape anyway. Relentlessly patching up old packages is a pastime for binary distros, however they also don't typically go through the trouble of a major Qt upgrade within one release either.