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Bug 752771 - media-video/vlc: migrate to lua eclasses
Summary: media-video/vlc: migrate to lua eclasses
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: media-video herd
Depends on:
Blocks: slotted-lua
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Reported: 2020-11-03 15:37 UTC by Marek Szuba
Modified: 2020-12-07 19:00 UTC (History)
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Description Marek Szuba gentoo-dev 2020-11-03 15:37:10 UTC
In order for Gentoo Linux to properly support side-by-side installation of
different versions of Lua (including LuaJIT), please migrate this package as
to lua.eclass (for packages which should support multiple Lua implementations
at the same time, i.e. most likely Lua modules) or lua-single.eclass (for
packages which only have to support one Lua implementation at a time). For
details, consult documentation of respective eclasses as well as
already-migrated ebuilds in the tree.

Please note that since slotted dev-lang/lua is currently masked, your
migrated ebuilds should be masked as well. There is a section of package.mask,
created in September 2020, which you can use for this purpose so that it will
be easier in the future to unmask them all in one go.

Thank you in advance for your effort!
Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-12-07 18:57:28 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 797e22a344c611216f9a503a5f5c3dedfd50c220
Author:     Marek Szuba <>
AuthorDate: 2020-12-07 18:54:25 +0000
Commit:     Marek Szuba <>
CommitDate: 2020-12-07 18:57:20 +0000

    media-video/vlc: migrate to lua-single.eclass
    Both the release (build-tested for both supported Lua implementations)
    and the two live ebuilds (not build-tested because is
    extremely slow now but have confirmed in that Lua-detection
    logic hasn't changed and the associated patch applies cleanly - exactly
    for 3.0.9999, with an offset for 9999). Supports 5.1 and 5.2 as per
    upstream checks in
    Signed-off-by: Marek Szuba <>

 .../files/vlc- |  47 ++
 media-video/vlc/vlc-           | 496 +++++++++++++++++++++
 media-video/vlc/vlc-3.0.9999.ebuild                |   9 +-
 media-video/vlc/vlc-9999.ebuild                    |   9 +-
 profiles/package.mask                              |   1 +
 5 files changed, 558 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
Comment 2 Marek Szuba gentoo-dev 2020-12-07 19:00:08 UTC
Note that LUA_DEPS appearing in both RDEPEND and BDEPEND is not a typo, vlc build scripts invoke the Lua compiler and we want to make sure the compiler used at build time and the interpreter/library used at run time are the same, just in case,