FFmpeg release branch, was: Bug#540729: ffmpeg: Possible regression - fails to decode AAC

Fabian Greffrath greffrath at leat.rub.de
Tue Aug 11 08:30:07 UTC 2009

Reinhard Tartler schrieb:
> I didn't attend Debconf this year, but asked our DPL to talk to
> Joerg.  He now replied me a few days ago with a very vague answer. It
> basically reads that there will be some action "soon" - but the result
> might not be what we've hoped for.
> So we can do nothing but to wait what will be announced. From what I've
> heared from your conversation with Ganneff at Linuxtag, I conclude that
> this might end up that we need to remove FFmpeg from debian, but let's
> see what happens.

Is there some real indication that this may happen or is it just your 
gut feeling that tells you? Is there any quotable conversation? Diego?

> In the case that this should really happen, I'd probably focus on the
> ffmpeg package in ubuntu, where we the decision a) has already been
> done, and b) was much more comfortable for us.

You'd probably have no other choice if there were no more ffmpeg 
packages allowed in Debian. ;)

But seriously, maybe this would even help us (as debimedia), since we 
could build the exact same ffmpeg package for debimedia and ubuntu. It 
would just be a pity for all the other packages in Debian/main that 
currently benefit from libavcodec.

My favourite solution would be the introduction of another software 
section in Debian to contain potentially dangerous packages. Similar 
to what non-us has been in pre-sarge times...

Yours worried Fabian

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