Bug#683247: Bug#683030: unblock: vlc/2.0.3-1
[BCCed to the vlc bug for info; let's move discussion to the libav
On 30.07.2012 08:08, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 5:47 PM, Adam D. Barratt
On Sat, 2012-07-28 at 15:54 +0100, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
Depends: vlc libav (not considered)
The new libav does not have an unblock request ttbomk and from a
look at the diff I'm not prepared to unblock it without at least
discussion (there are changes which don't appear to be mentioned in
changelog and some of the changes listed in the changelog don't
appear tohave been made).
Yeah, sorry for the confusion. I indeed intend to request the release
team to unblock the libav package, but didn't manage to get the
package in shape for that so far.
Looking again and reading through the associated bug reports, it
bit better than I thought; I really shouldn't have to read through
longish bug report logs to find out why a change has been made to
libav maintainers (Cced):
- the changelog for -5 mentions making transitional packages
but not a number of removals of "Multi-Arch: foreign" that seem to
been applied to some packages.
Oh, I will make the changelog more explicit, then.
AFAIUI the multi-arch spec, arch:all packages are not allowed to
specify "Multi-Arch: foreign", so I had the impression that this part
was rather obvious to multi-arch experts. Which I am clearly not, so
being more explicit in the changelog is very much warrented.
I guessed it was related, yes. Clarification via the changelog that it
was intended is helpful though.
- the changelog also doesn't mention the dropping of the ffmpeg
I'll amend the changelog. The provides is potentially harmful as it
prevents package to declare a versioned dependency on the 'ffmpeg'
package. In any case, as long as we still provide an empty,
transitional package 'ffmpeg', the provides seem pretty pointless to
Makes sense; thanks.
- this change looks slightly odd:
* Do not run doxygen if it is not installed.
doxygen is in B-D-Indep and only appears to be used when building
arch:all -doc package. On that basis, why would it not always be
installed when required?
Your analysis in
seems right to me. The point of this commit seems to me (Fabian,
please clarify if I'm wrong) to allow the package to be built also in
with earlier version of dpkg, such as found in earlier releases of
Debian and derivatives.
I intend to work on a new upload that incorporates your suggestions
for clarifying the debian/changelog file this week. If you don't
I'd leave the doxygen and the "Provides: ffmpeg" changes as-is.
Additionally, I intend to change ffmpeg-dbg from Arch: any to arch:
all for consistency with libav-extra-dbg (both are empty,
That sounds fine to me; thanks. Please let us know (and retitle the
libav unblock bug appropriately) once that's been done.