Bug#493822: libavcodec-dev: updating libavcodec causes mass removal of applications

Mark Whitis whitis at freelabs.com
Tue Aug 5 03:23:12 UTC 2008

Package: libavcodec-dev
Version: 0.cvs20070307-6
Severity: normal

Attempting to upgrade libavcodec results in mass removal of applications:

apt-get install libavformat-dev libavcodec-dev libavutil-dev
The following packages will be REMOVED
  democracyplayer ekiga fast-user-switch-applet foomatic-db-hpijs gnome
  gnome-applets gnome-control-center gnome-core gnome-desktop-environment
  gnome-office gnome-panel gnome-session gnomemeeting gstreamer0.8-jack hpijs
  hpijs-ppds hplip hplip-dbg hplip-gui libaiksaurus0c102 libavcodeccvs51
  libavdevicecvs52 libavformatcvs51 libavformatcvs52 libavutilcvs49
  libdc1394-13-dev libjack0.80.0-0 libjack0.80.0-dev liblame0 libmyth-0.20.2
  libneon25 libopal-2.2 libpostproccvs51 libsvn0 libswscalecvs0 nautilus
  nautilus-cd-burner openoffice.org openoffice.org-base openoffice.org-calc
  openoffice.org-draw openoffice.org-help-en-us openoffice.org-impress
  openoffice.org-math openoffice.org-writer printconf python-uno

You need to keep the old library version and set dependancies correctly so you 
don't creat train wrecks like this.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages libavcodec-dev depends on:
ii  liba52-0.7.4-dev [liba5 0.7.4-11         library for decoding ATSC A/52 str
ii  libavcodec1d            0.cvs20070307-6  ffmpeg codec library
ii  libavutil-dev           0.cvs20070307-6  development files for libavutil
ii  libdc1394-13-dev        1.1.0-5          high level programming interface f
ii  libdts-dev              0.0.2-svn-2      development files for libdts
ii  libgsm1-dev             1.0.12-1         Development libraries for a GSM sp
ii  libogg-dev              1.1.3-2          Ogg Bitstream Library Development
ii  libraw1394-dev          1.3.0-2          library for direct access to IEEE 
ii  libtheora-dev           1.0~beta2-2      The Theora Video Compression Codec
ii  libvorbis-dev           1.2.0.dfsg-2     The Vorbis General Audio Compressi
ii  zlib1g-dev              1: compression library - development

libavcodec-dev recommends no packages.

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