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Re: [FFmpeg-devel] Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian

On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 7:20 PM, Andreas Cadhalpun
<andreas.cadhalpun@googlemail.com> wrote:

>  * Does it make sense for me to switch my package?
>    The rule of thumb is, if your upstream uses FFmpeg for development
>    you probably want to switch to using it, too.

In [1], Moritz from the security team clearly stated that he is more
than uncomfortable with having more than one copy of libavcodec in
debian/testing. In consequence this means that any package that builds
against the ffmpeg packages currently in NEW won't make it into
testing either. I am therefore surprised about the given answer to the
question above.

I think it would be best if ftp-master left the ffmpeg package in NEW
until an answer to this problem has been found.

[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2014/02/msg00668.html

> The FFmpeg version currently in NEW has been there for more than
> 2 months and is thus outdated. If you want to test the current
> packages, you can build them from the repository on Alioth [17]
> (e.g. using git-buildpackage).
> Furthermore, we'd like to move the FFmpeg packaging under the umbrella
> of the pkg-multimedia team, because this would facilitate future FFmpeg
> transitions.

I am curious why this is your first email about this matter to
pkg-multimedia, and why do you write this email only now?

Moreover, I am curious why I haven't seen you working on libavcodec
bugs in Debian before, and why do you believe you can do a better job
with the ffmpeg package currently on NEW?


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