Bug#526007: [FFmpeg] libxxx-unstripped should also Provide libxxx

Yonas Yanfa yonas.yanfa at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 17:06:21 UTC 2009

Honestly, I don't understand all this package dependency stuff.....it's
reminds me of DLL hell. Many people are having problems with this issue
and it needs to be fixed:

My problem is that "sudo apt-get build-dep vlc" doesn't work:

The error message is uninformative. Some people have suggested
workarounds, but it should "Just Work". If your suggestion would
accomplish this, I'm all for it.

This message by bojo42 is relevant:

"@all: and yes with dpkg -i --force-depends i was also able to build the
opal/ekiga stuff using the unstripped packages. so we don't really need
"unstripped dev" packages for using the unstripped libs in packaging.
but anyway we need a solution for the "dependency hell" right now, as
you can only build packages by "corrupting" the package system and this
is not good for PPAs and everything else beside chroot.

as for the rivalling of *ubuntu-restricted-extras and the dev packages,
i would argue that even people who do some packaging or compiling should
be able to do this on the same machine they use for their unfree
multimedia experience. (meaning without a lot of package installation :)"


Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> severity 526007 wishlist
> thanks
> Yonas Y schrieb:
>> Severity: serious
>> Justification: no longer builds from source
> nonsense!
>> libxxx-unstripped should also
>> Provides: libxxx
>> so it would possible to have libxxx-dev and libxxx-unstripped
>> installed at the same time.
> maybe we can make the libxxx-dev packages depend on "libxxx |
> libxxx-unstripped" instead. So in order to build against the
> unstripped shared library (whatever that is in aid for) a package
> would have to build-depend on "libxxx-dev, libxxx-unstripped".
> However, still not convinced...
> Cheers,
> Fabian

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