Bug#549626: ITP: libvdpau -- Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix. This library provides free wrapper of the Video Decode and presentation API.
Owner: "Jean-Yves Avenard" <email@example.com>
* Package name : libvdpau
Version : 0.2
Upstream Author : Aaron Plattner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* URL : http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~aplattner/libvdpau
* License : Nvidia free
Programming Lang: C
Description : Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix. This library provides free wrapper of the Video Decode and presentation API.
A few weeks ago, nvidia announced that their vdpau wrapper library was
going to be split/removed from the nvidia driver distribution
( first announced in : http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=138880)
Currently, all vdpau libraries are packaged with nvidia driver (in
Stephen Warren from nvidia submitted various bugs describing what
structure should be adopted, like here:
The main downside with the current nvidia / vdpau drivers as they are
packaged now, is that any packages built using VDPAU (mythtv,
mplayer), has a dependency on a specific nvidia drivers version.
As you can't switch graphic drivers easily...
I've built nvidia drivers without libvdpau, as per nvidia instructions
moving libvdpau to its own separate package.
I was wondering what is the best way to submit it to debian/ubuntu ?
Two modifications are required.
libvdpau package (that includes libvdpau0 and libvdpau-dev)
and the nvidia drivers to explicitely exclude libvdpau and
libvdpau_trace (or more accurately, not remove how they are included
Here is libvdpau package source code:
nvidia drivers for use with new libvdpau:
Then all packages with a build dependency to nvidia-xxx-libvdpau-dev
should be changed to libvdpau-dev
And now packages should now directly reference any nvidia-xxx-libvdpau
package or link with libvdpau_nvidia.so
I'm happy to modify libvdpau package in any ways you see fit and
maintain it in the future...
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
APT prefers jaunty-updates
APT policy: (500, 'jaunty-updates'), (500, 'jaunty-security'), (500, 'jaunty')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)