gimp-gap ships a copy of ffmpeg
paumard at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Aug 27 16:10:22 UTC 2009
I am the maintainer of the gimp-gap package (video plugin for the GIMP).
It ships in its source a copy of two library packages, including ffmpeg.
Those libraries are not built nor used in lenny. I am trying to
upload a new source package where they have been removed altogether. I
think you will concur with me that it is important to do so,
especially for ffmpeg which is touchy legally-wise.
I am also trying to build the package against ffmpeg-debian, and here
I need your help.
The package uses functions which are present in the shared object but
not in the public API: for this reason, I still need to ship
audioconvert.h and imgconvert.h within gimp-gap.
Worse, the function img_convert() is not present in libavcodec.so
because ffmpeg is configured with CONFIG_SWSCALE.
Since gimp-gap uses img_convert(), I need to compile this function
directly in gimp-gap, and therefore to ship those additional files:
In total, shipping 10 files from ffmpeg-debian source is better than
shipping a complete ffmpeg tarball, but still bad.
So for the questions:
- I don't get why CONFIG_SWSCALE inhibits building img_convert().
Having img_convert() in debian's ffmpeg would solve 80% of my problem.
Any hint why it is so?
- Any chance functions in audioconvert.h and imgconvert.h might get
- I believe upstreams shipping ffmpeg is fairly common, is there a
more or less standard way to deal with that?
Best regards, Thibaut.
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