Bug#662793: ffmpeg: relocation error, version LIBAVCODEC_53 not defined in file libavcodec.so.53
siretart at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 17:33:39 UTC 2012
On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
> On 12-03-06 at 05:51pm, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 2:10 PM, Fabian Greffrath
>> <fabian at greffrath.com> wrote:
>> > Hi Laurento,
>> > Am 06.03.2012 13:54, schrieb Laurento:
>> >> I've just upgraded ffmpeg and now it simply doesn't work...
>> >> $ /usr/bin/ffmpeg: relocation error:
>> >> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libavformat.so.53: symbol
>> >> avcodec_is_open, version LIBAVCODEC_53 not defined in file
>> >> libavcodec.so.53 with link time reference
>> > this symbol has been added in Version 4:0.8-2. Please update your
>> > libavcodec53 package to that version as well.
>> > Reinhard, how about bumping shlibs when symbols are added? ;)
>> Ouch, yes, that's indeed a bug in the package and needs to be fixed in
> Using symbols files would catch this, causing a build failure until
> I offer to add that, if noone objects.
I looked into that last year (or the year before). The problem is that
symbol files do not seem to support alternative dependencies in a way
that allow applications to link either against libav or their
The other problem with symbol files are that libavcodec and
libavformat still export too many private symbols. This is being
worked on upstream, which is why libav 0.9 will bump SONAMEs again.
If you want to implement symbols file without replacing the current
shlibs file (which on the first sight seems pretty pointless), then
I'd have no objections.
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