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Re: Debian multimedia repository

On 02/08/12 02:47 PM, Martin Steigerwald wrote:
Am Donnerstag, 2. August 2012 schrieb Yaro Kasear:
On 08/01/2012 11:06 PM, Gary Dale wrote:
On 01/08/12 11:52 PM, Yaro Kasear wrote:
On 08/01/2012 02:55 PM, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
On Mi, 01 aug 12, 22:30:52, Teemu Likonen wrote:
Titanus Eramius [2012-08-01 21:18:03 +0200] wrote:
My 2 cents on this is, that once packages is installed from
Debian Multimedia it's very hard to go back to stable. But if
one keeps using
Debian Multimedia there are rarely any problems.
Now I got curious because that sound so general. What makes it
very hard? In my experience installing and removing packages has
always been
easy in Debian.
The versioning scheme of Deb Multimedia packages is meant to take
priority over the Debian proper packages, but this can create
problems under certain circumstances.

Kind regards,
I haven't been using Debian as long as many on this list. Are
failures with Debian-Multimedia that overtly common or are they
rather circumstantial?
It's not failures so much as conflicts. Certain Debian packages will
not upgrade because the requisite libraries have been replaced by
Debian-multimedia ones.

It's a shame because there are some very nice tools in
Debian-multimedia that I'd love to be able to use but not at the
expense of core Debian packages.
And how promptly do the Debian-Multimedia developers resolve these
conflicts? Is this a big issue or just an occasional minor hiccup?
 From what I see in the debian-multimedia discussion mailing list Christian
is quite responsive to bug reports.

But conflicts? I don´t know.

I´d suggest to subscribe to that mailinglist and ask there.

It's not Christian's fault that there are incompatibilities. There are things in the programs he packages that require libraries to be compiled differently from the ones in the Debian repositories. He's aware of the conflicts but is not in a position to resolve them as far as I can tell. It may not even be possible to resolve them.

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