Bug#482894: Please, open again the bug
siretart at tauware.de
Wed Jul 16 08:32:31 UTC 2008
Christian Marillat <marillat at debian.org> writes:
> Fabian Greffrath <greffrath at leat.rub.de> writes:
>>> Please don't add extra logic in Debian packages to conflict against
>>> packages outside Debian. This is not scalable for a start, anyone can
>>> start asking for more conflicts. The other way around is scalable and
>>> logical: add conflicts in packages outside Debian against packages
>>> inside Debian if necessary.
> You do what you want, but you'll reply to all bug report filed by
> users about this feature ?
> Compatiblity may change if debian update ffmpeg to a more recent version. The
> curent package is 5 months old. Stop to do ugly hack like the
> img_convert patch.
We cannot remove the img_convert patch because that will instantly break
vlc and other packages that use the old swscaler API. The fact that the
debian-multimedia package doesn't include this patch while providing the
same binary name has caused us quite a lot of bug reports.
Apart from the img_convert patch, I think we have done quite a good job
cleaning up the package. If you have other suggestions for improvement,
please tell me.
However, I do plan to remove that patch in question on the next ffmpeg
> Little problem, since april headers files are not at the same place.
Excatly. For other readers: The next ffmpeg upstream sync will instantly
cause all depending package to FTBFS because applications need to adjust
their '#include' lines. This is IMO a no-go for this point of lenny
development. After the freeze we plan to maintain such a branch in
experimental, but for lenny, it's too late, IMO.
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4
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