Bug#658084: libav-extra: Really necessary?

Reinhard Tartler siretart at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 14:54:50 UTC 2012

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 3:45 PM, Fabian Greffrath <fabian at greffrath.com> wrote:
> Am 06.02.2012 14:48, schrieb Reinhard Tartler:
>> What problem would this solve?
> Reducing complexity,
really? AFAIUI, it would make the diff between the two debian/rules
files larger, which makes it harder to cherry pick changes

> avoiding redundant building of identical code,
> stopping to pretend any -extra flavor apart from libavcodec would be different to the
> regular non-extra lib.

These appear more like cosmetical issue rather than bringing actual
benefits to our users nor actually helping maintenance.


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