Bug#440216: Two issues here, bug needs splitting

Anton Ivanov arivanov at sigsegv.cx
Tue Apr 21 07:02:18 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-04-21 at 00:02 +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Anton Ivanov <arivanov at sigsegv.cx> writes:
> > Issue No 1: ffmpeg has the encoders stripped 
> This is right.
> > - this is very clearly written out in the thread so far. This is the
> >"blocking" bugs.
> This is not.
> > Issue No 2: VLC 0.8.6-h1 in Lenny cannot be built versus a non-stripped
> > ffmpeg version anyway because it uses the old API for swscale and the
> > ffmpeg shipped with debian uses the new one.
> Wrong. vlc 0.8 cannot be built against recent ffmpeg because the old
> deprecated internal software scaler has been removed in favor of the new
> one.  That has nothing to do with the presence or absence of some encoders.

Apologies, I misunderstood how far does the stripping process go and
what should be attributed to stripping and what to realities of syncing
different software releases. 

In any case realistically the lenny vlc version cannot have that
functionality so anyone who needs it should be referred to trying to
build 0.9x from testing. Which in turn fails to build around the end
because the line in debian/rules where vlc refreshes the plugin cache
needs a - in front (or some extra flags) as it will throw an error if
run as root.

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A. R. Ivanov
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