Bug#478010: ffmpeg-free: Please add a build-option to just build internal encoders

Reinhard Tartler siretart at tauware.de
Sun Apr 27 06:31:12 UTC 2008

Sjoerd Simons <sjoerd at luon.net> writes:

>   It would rock if would be some set of DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS to only
>   enable internal risky stuff, so i could do this without needing to
>   do hacks in debian/ at all :)

I'm sorry to say that this is most likely impossible. The encoders and
decoders share more than 90% common code. In order to comply with the
requests from ftpmaster, we agreed on a way that 'disables' rather than
really strips off the 'dangerous' code.

I think the only feasible way to fix your request is to create
replacement libraries that are a fully unstripped. Help on this is very
appreciated, since I and Fabian are working on full capacity with the
'ffmpeg-free' package we have already in debian. Our current plan is to
upload such a replacement package somewhere to have it tested if that
approach actually works. Then we want to talk to ftpmaster about our
options again.

If someone else with time, energy and a good other plan shows up, feel
free to contact us.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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