On Saturday 23 December 2006 18:26, Darryl Gregorash wrote:
Your Mplayer was uninstalled
because of legal reasons, and Novell/SuSE cannot do much about that, if
they want to protect their asses and yours from some rather expensive
Actually, that is not exactly true.
Novell does not un-install software to protect 3rd party patents.
His Mplayer was un-installed because its dependencies could not
be met. Its that simple. Leaving it there would result in an Mplayer
that was horribly broken.
Newer versions of pre-requsits or needed libraries were installed
but these could not support mplayer.
The two options presented were for him to DECLINE the upgrade, or
go ahead with it and re-install his 3rd party stuff again afterwards.
And the installer DOES indeed ask that question, showing those
packages that can't be updated.