Slimserver, AAC, and Gentoo

Be warned: this is gonna get geeky!

So I got my Squeezebox: it’s working fine, and Gentoo came through (as usual) when I had to install the server end (Slimserver). All good and well. Until I tried playing my music ripped with iTunes: AAC sounded horrible.

Apparently somebody forgot so send a single newline of debug output from the converter (faad2-2.20) to stderr: The bug is well known, but hadn’t been added to gentoo’s system because of some license issues.

Anyways: this prompted me for my first portage hacking!

``

jaw@jarnen ~/portage/media-libs/faad2 $ cat files/jaw_stdoutfix.patch 
--- faad2-2.0.orig/frontend/main.c      2004-01-06 04:59:47.000000000 -0700
+++ faad2-2.0/frontend/main.c   2007-08-16 08:47:16.000000000 -0600
@@ -832,7 +832,7 @@
                 }
             }
         }
-        if (j > 0) printf("\n");
+        if (j > 0) printf(stderr,"\n");
 #endif
     }

jaw@jarnen ~/portage/media-libs/faad2 $ diff -Narc faad2-2.0-r14.ebuild /usr/portage/media-libs/faad2/faad2-2.0-r13.ebuild 
*** faad2-2.0-r14.ebuild        Sun Aug 19 21:52:47 2007
--- /usr/portage/media-libs/faad2/faad2-2.0-r13.ebuild  Mon May 21 15:05:54 2007
***************
*** 1,6 ****
  # Copyright 1999-2007 Gentoo Foundation
  # Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
! # $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo-x86/media-libs/faad2/faad2-2.0-r14.ebuild,v 1.14 2007/05/21 21:03:56 armin76 Exp $

  inherit eutils libtool flag-o-matic autotools

--- 1,6 ----
  # Copyright 1999-2007 Gentoo Foundation
  # Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
! # $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo-x86/media-libs/faad2/faad2-2.0-r13.ebuild,v 1.14 2007/05/21 21:03:56 armin76 Exp $

  inherit eutils libtool flag-o-matic autotools

***************
*** 26,33 ****
        cd ${S}

        EPATCH_SUFFIX="patch" epatch "${WORKDIR}/patches"
-       # My patches...
-       epatch "${FILESDIR}/jaw_stdoutfix.patch"
        eautoreconf
  }

--- 26,31 ----
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