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mpvmenu: init at unstable-2018-10-23 #89309

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@berbiche berbiche commented Jun 1, 2020

Motivation for this change

Add a popup-menu to mpv.

This package cannot live under mpvScripts because it connects to mpv through ipc and is not loaded by mpv. It must be started externally.


  1. Start mpv with --input-ipc-server=/var/run/user/$UID/mpv.sock (hardcoded path in the package)
  2. Add the following to input.conf MOUSE_BTN2 script_message popup_menu to have right-click trigger the popup-menu
  3. Start the binary with mpvmenu --log-level debug

I have tested the binary on Gnome with X11 and Wayland as well as Sway.
It only worked on X11.

Things done
  • Tested using sandboxing (nix.useSandbox on NixOS, or option sandbox in nix.conf on non-NixOS linux)
  • Built on platform(s)
    • NixOS
    • macOS
    • other Linux distributions
  • Tested via one or more NixOS test(s) if existing and applicable for the change (look inside nixos/tests)
  • Tested compilation of all pkgs that depend on this change using nix-shell -p nixpkgs-review --run "nixpkgs-review wip"
  • Tested execution of all binary files (usually in ./result/bin/)
  • Determined the impact on package closure size (by running nix path-info -S before and after)
  • Ensured that relevant documentation is up to date
  • Fits
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