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

Reinhard Tartler siretart at tauware.de
Tue Apr 29 07:31:40 UTC 2008

Fabian Greffrath <greffrath at leat.rub.de> writes:

> Reinhard Tartler schrieb:
>> That sounds pretty good to me. The get-orig-source target would then
>> respect the 'internalencoders' variable as well, right?
> Sure, it's only waiting to be commited. ;)

Okay, go ahead! :)
> BTW, should we introduce another check that automatically sets
> "internalencoders" if the package is built for Debian/non-free and sets
> both "internalencoders" and "externalcodecs" if the package is built in
> Ubuntu/multiverse?

That sounds interesting, but I fail to see how to detect that
environment reliably. IIUC, the goal is to have a unified source
package, so the build process has to look at its environment. Do you
want to parse the output of 'lsb_release' to detect the build machine?
If yes, please think about the case that you might want to (test-)build
a ffmpeg-free package for debian/main on an ubuntu laptop. [1]

[1] that would apply to me, btw ;)

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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