Debian Bug report logs - #662217
/usr/share/doc/vlc is empty

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Package: vlc; Maintainer for vlc is Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>; Source for vlc is src:vlc.

Reported by: Wouter Verhelst <>

Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2012 18:42:05 UTC

Severity: serious

Found in version vlc/2.0.0-6

Fixed in version vlc/2.0.1-2

Done: Benjamin Drung <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>:
Bug#662217; Package vlc. (Sun, 04 Mar 2012 18:42:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Wouter Verhelst <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>. (Sun, 04 Mar 2012 18:42:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Wouter Verhelst <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: /usr/share/doc/vlc is empty
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2012 18:57:26 +0100
Package: vlc
Version: 2.0.0-6
Severity: serious

Subject says it all, really.

There's no changelog, no copyright, no nothing, just an empty directory.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.1.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=nl_BE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=nl_BE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages vlc depends on:
ii  libaa1                    1.4p5-39
ii  libavcodec53              4:0.8-1+b1
ii  libavutil51               4:0.8-1+b1
ii  libc6                     2.13-26
ii  libfreetype6              2.4.8-1
ii  libfribidi0               0.19.2-2
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.6.2-12
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]  7.11.2-1
ii  libice6                   2:1.0.7-2
ii  libqtcore4                4:4.7.4-2
ii  libqtgui4                 4:4.7.4-2
ii  libsdl-image1.2           1.2.12-1
ii  libsdl1.2debian           1.2.15-1
ii  libsm6                    2:1.2.0-2
ii  libstdc++6                4.6.2-12
ii  libtar0                   1.2.11-8
ii  libva-x11-1               1.0.14-1
ii  libva1                    1.0.14-1
ii  libvlccore5               2.0.0-6
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.4.4-4
ii  libxcb-composite0         1.8-2
ii  libxcb-keysyms1           0.3.8-1
ii  libxcb-randr0             1.8-2
ii  libxcb-render0            1.8-2
ii  libxcb-shape0             1.8-2
ii  libxcb-shm0               1.8-2
ii  libxcb-xfixes0            1.8-2
ii  libxcb-xv0                1.8-2
ii  libxcb1                   1.8-2
ii  libxext6                  2:1.3.0-3
ii  libxinerama1              2:1.1.1-3
ii  libxpm4                   1:3.5.9-4
ii  ttf-freefont              20100919-1
ii  vlc-nox                   2.0.0-6
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.6.dfsg-1

Versions of packages vlc recommends:
ii  vlc-plugin-notify  2.0.0-6
ii  vlc-plugin-pulse   2.0.0-6
ii  xdg-utils          1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6

Versions of packages vlc suggests:
pn  videolan-doc  <none>

-- no debconf information

Information forwarded to, Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>:
Bug#662217; Package vlc. (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 05:12:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Brian Owens <>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>. (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 05:12:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Brian Owens <>
Subject: Package tries to change /usr/share/doc/vlc to a symlink to /usr/share/doc/vlc-nox
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 13:10:17 +0800
Looks like the root the problem is the package trying to convert a
directory into symlink.

Removing  /usr/share/doc/vlc directory before install fixes the issue.

I found this wishlist item - 626203 - might help

Reply sent to Benjamin Drung <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Sat, 24 Mar 2012 01:09:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Wouter Verhelst <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Sat, 24 Mar 2012 01:09:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Benjamin Drung <>
Subject: Bug#662217: fixed in vlc 2.0.1-2
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 01:05:02 +0000
Source: vlc
Source-Version: 2.0.1-2

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
vlc, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/v/vlc/libvlc-dev_2.0.1-2_amd64.deb
  to main/v/vlc/libvlc5_2.0.1-2_amd64.deb
  to main/v/vlc/libvlccore-dev_2.0.1-2_amd64.deb
  to main/v/vlc/libvlccore5_2.0.1-2_amd64.deb
  to main/v/vlc/vlc-data_2.0.1-2_all.deb
  to main/v/vlc/vlc-dbg_2.0.1-2_amd64.deb
  to main/v/vlc/vlc-nox_2.0.1-2_amd64.deb
  to main/v/vlc/vlc-plugin-fluidsynth_2.0.1-2_amd64.deb
  to main/v/vlc/vlc-plugin-jack_2.0.1-2_amd64.deb
  to main/v/vlc/vlc-plugin-notify_2.0.1-2_amd64.deb
  to main/v/vlc/vlc-plugin-pulse_2.0.1-2_amd64.deb
  to main/v/vlc/vlc-plugin-sdl_2.0.1-2_amd64.deb
  to main/v/vlc/vlc-plugin-svg_2.0.1-2_amd64.deb
  to main/v/vlc/vlc-plugin-zvbi_2.0.1-2_amd64.deb
  to main/v/vlc/vlc_2.0.1-2.debian.tar.gz
  to main/v/vlc/vlc_2.0.1-2.dsc
  to main/v/vlc/vlc_2.0.1-2_amd64.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Benjamin Drung <> (supplier of updated vlc package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 01:33:03 +0100
Source: vlc
Binary: libvlc-dev libvlc5 libvlccore-dev libvlccore5 vlc vlc-data vlc-dbg vlc-nox vlc-plugin-fluidsynth vlc-plugin-jack vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse vlc-plugin-sdl vlc-plugin-svg vlc-plugin-zvbi
Architecture: source amd64 all
Version: 2.0.1-2
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: high
Maintainer: Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>
Changed-By: Benjamin Drung <>
 libvlc-dev - development files for libvlc
 libvlc5    - multimedia player and streamer library
 libvlccore-dev - development files for libvlccore
 libvlccore5 - base library for VLC and its modules
 vlc        - multimedia player and streamer
 vlc-data   - Common data for VLC
 vlc-dbg    - debugging symbols for vlc
 vlc-nox    - multimedia player and streamer (without X support)
 vlc-plugin-fluidsynth - FluidSynth plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-jack - Jack audio plugins for VLC
 vlc-plugin-notify - LibNotify plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-pulse - PulseAudio plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-sdl - SDL video and audio output plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-svg - SVG plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-zvbi - VBI teletext plugin for VLC
Closes: 613121 662217
 vlc (2.0.1-2) unstable; urgency=high
   * Really add the preinst from Didier Raboud to vlc to drop it's doc directory
     before unpacking a symlink to vlc-nox's over it. (Closes: #613121, #662217)
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