libavformat52 in debian and debian-multimedia are binary incompatible

Nikita V. Youshchenko yoush at
Sun Sep 6 11:04:27 UTC 2009

> > Yes, and that's why this issue was not found long before.
> >
> > The cited command is just an easy way to demonstate the issue.
> >
> > Issue itself is that debian-multimedia is providing a library package
> > with same package name as in debian, higher package version than in
> > debian, and not backward binary compatible with one in debian.
> >
> > I believe this is a RC bug for debian.
> > Although I realize that debian-multimedia may have it's own policies.
> I've filled a bug upstream. Wait and see...

Looks like they rejected the bug report.

Then it is an issues in debian mplayer package?

For mplayer at
issue being discussed is that mplayer binary from the current debian 
mplayer package (version 1.0~rc3+svn20090405-1), 
references 'codec_bmp_tags' symbol, that is there in libavformat52 
currently in debian, but was removed from later upstream libavformat52 
release and thus is missing in libavformat52 from debian-multimedia.
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