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bug#25356: livestreamer no longer supported

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: bug#25356: livestreamer no longer supported
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:27:37 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.2 (2017-12-15)

On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 01:17:09AM +0300, Oleg Pykhalov wrote:
> Hello,
> address@hidden writes:
> > I just wanted to point out that livestreamer seems to be entirely dead and 
> > the
> > project has been forked. As of this bugreport, the last change was Febuary 
> > 2nd,
> > 2016, and while this isn't exactly a long time, considering it no longer 
> > works
> > properly with Twitch.tv (one of, if not the, largest streaming site atm 
> > afaik),
> > gives the impression that it is a dead project.
> >
> > The fork is named streamlink and is located at 
> > https://streamlink.github.io/ and
> > seems to work well.
> >
> > I'm not sure who is maintaining the livestreamer package, so I'm simply 
> > filing
> > this as a bug here and hope everything is forwarded nicely.
> I got here from
> <https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guix-devel/2017-04/msg00660.html>.
> The streamlink package is available now from
> f48feaa2848d999e100f27301680a01dc3bd7733
> Should we still hold livestreamer?

If streamlink is really a continuation of the livestreamer codebase,
then we can mark the livestreamer package as superseded by streamlink.

This will cause the livestreamer package in one's profile to be
automatically replaced by streamlink when doing `guix package

Ideally both packages' executables would have the same name.

What do you think?

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