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Re: [FFmpeg-devel] Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian

Hi Russ,

2014-08-16 18:59 GMT+02:00 Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>:
> Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> writes:
>> Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> (2014-08-16):
>>> None of this is why libav and FFmpeg can't both be in the archive.
>>> They can't both be in the archive because both the release team and
>>> the security team have said that they're not interested in trying to
>>> support both, due to the amount of work involved.
>> the release team only has a say on what ends up in testing (and then
>> in stable); it cannot, and AFAICT hasn't tried to, block ffmpeg from
>> entering the archive. FTP masters have the control over the archive
>> as a whole.
> Sorry, yes, good point.  I should have been clearer.  I assume the goal
> was to get both into a stable release.  If people wanted to upload FFmpeg
> only to unstable without propagation to testing or making it part of a
> release, that's a possibly different situation with different tradeoffs
> and issues involved.
For now the target is not stable, but unstable/experimental. Both the
Security and Release Teams could keep an RC bug on the package until
they are fine with letting it into testing.


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