Bug#543595: ffmpeg: binaries statically linked

Aaron M. Ucko ucko at debian.org
Tue Aug 25 23:59:56 UTC 2009

Package: ffmpeg
Version: 4:0.5+svn20090706-1
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 4.13

The executables in the ffmpeg binary package now link statically
against ffmpeg libraries, whereas Policy calls for dynamic linkage.
In this instance, there are no security concerns because the libraries
in question all come from the same source package anyway, but the code
duplication still adds a fair bit of bulk, increasing Installed-Size
on amd64 from less then a megabyte to nearly seventeen.  Could you
please switch back to dynamic linkage?


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages ffmpeg depends on:
ii  libasound2             1.0.20-3          shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libbz2-1.0             1.0.5-3           high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  libc6                  2.9-25            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdc1394-22           2.1.2-1           high level programming interface f
ii  libfaad0               2.6.1-3.1         freeware Advanced Audio Decoder - 
ii  libgsm1                1.0.13-1          Shared libraries for GSM speech co
ii  libopenjpeg2           1.3+dfsg-4        JPEG 2000 image compression/decomp
ii  libschroedinger-1.0-0  1.0.7-2           library for encoding/decoding of D
ii  libsdl1.2debian        1.2.13-4+b1       Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libspeex1              1.2~rc1-1         The Speex codec runtime library
ii  libtheora0             1.0-2.1           The Theora Video Compression Codec
ii  libvorbis0a            1.2.0.dfsg-6      The Vorbis General Audio Compressi
ii  libvorbisenc2          1.2.0.dfsg-6      The Vorbis General Audio Compressi
ii  libx11-6               2:1.2.2-1         X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6               2:1.0.4-1         X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

ffmpeg recommends no packages.

ffmpeg suggests no packages.

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