Kdenlive 12.1 asks for "lisense needed

After a new install of 12.1, I installed Kdenlive via yast

msg came up “nothing provides licenses needed by kdenlive-0.8.2-1.1.16x86_64”

What is that all about ? Is this something to report to packman ?


On 2011-11-18 01:26, otto oz wrote:
> After a new install of 12.2 I installed Kdenlive via yast

12.2? That is Beta, you should be asking in the beta forum. Or do you mean

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

12.2 My mistake,

happens after new install 12.1


Ok so what does this mean?

Ok so what does this mean?

…well within yast it is treated as an inconsistency…which in this case, I ignored. So it installed etc.

It crashes after rendering… but the rendered file is ok. Was the case under 11.4 too.

Anyway, I sent and e-mail to our friends from packman and asked “what is that all about…etc”

Re crash this is a different issues and I have to research it a bit better and post my findings.


On 11/18/2011 01:26 AM, otto oz wrote:
> msg came up “nothing provides licenses needed by
> kdenlive-0.8.2-1.1.16x86_64”

if it were my machine, i would:

-read my sig’s caveat
-use YaST to uninstall what you installed
-go to http://software.opensuse.org/search
-type in kdenlive
-select openSUSE 12.1
-click on (Search options)
-click to place a check mark next to “Include users’ home projects”
-click the “Search” button
-find the page section offering “kdenlive” from the repo named
“home:RedDwarf/openSUSE_12.1” (RedDwarf is an openSUSE developer) and
-click that “1-Click Install” link (do NOT click the one for Tumbleweed)

and then follow your nose (but, when it asks if you want to keep the
repo enabled after the install, i advise you to always say no to those
“1-Click Install” questions…ymmv)


If you are really interested what happened is that before 12.1 there was a package named “licenses” that included the most common ones (most of the software here is GPL or LGPL…) to save some space. For 12.1 it was dropped since it was considered too much of a hassle to support it, so kdenlive was requiring something that doesn’t exist anymore. When you forced YaST to install it anyway the only thing that broke is that the license file now is a symbolic link that points to a non existing file… nothing important if you are not a lawyer. Anyway I fixed it when I say your message in the mailing list (the correct thing to do ™).

Use the package from my home repo if you want (it is a home repo and I don’t even ever really used kdenlive). If it fixes that crash you have report it also in the Packman ML.

Hi RedDwarf

Thanks for the explanation.

Don’t think it will fix the crash since this was the case since the last update within 11.4 (couple of weeks). How ever the error msg has changed…I need to look into this more closely as I said above.

thanks and cheers

I had the same issue installing clipgrab from packman on 12.1 and just used the 11.4 rpm