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Re: Heads up: ffmpeg transition (SONAME Change!)

"Steinar H. Gunderson" <sgunderson@bigfoot.com> writes:

> For those of us not living in jurisdictions where software patents appear
> very enforceable, is there currently any way to build our own, unstripped
> packages?

Yes, there is! The ffmpeg-free source package in experimental now ships
a get-orig-source target, which respects the DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS
variable. If you set that to 'risky' it will skip the 'stripping' part,
and creates you a perfectly clean tarball without any disabled
encoders. Moreover, if you build the source package with
DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS set to 'risky', it will enable additional codecs.

Too bad that ftpmaster doesn't consider such a tarball acceptable for
non-free. If someone is willing to maintain, host and distribute such
packages, please contact me privately.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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