Bug#619530: ffmpeg: backport of 4:0.6.1-5 from unstable produces WARNING: library configuration mismatch

Reinhard Tartler siretart at tauware.de
Mon Mar 28 10:16:57 UTC 2011

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 12:13:49 (CEST), Faheem Mitha wrote:

> On Mon, 28 Mar 2011, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 11:39:06 (CEST), Faheem Mitha wrote:
>>> WARNING: library configuration mismatch
>> Please note that this is just a warning. It also happens in ubuntu when
>> one installs the libavcodec-extra-52 package.
> Hmm. I'm still getting the error here, but libavcodec-extra-52 is not
> installed.

That's because there is no libavcodec-extra-52 package in Debian (yet).

>> TBH, I'm considering applying a distro patch that just disables this
>> error message, as its not much of use for Debian and Ubuntu.
> According to the ffmpeg developers, this reflects a mismatch of
> versions. Assuming they are correct, and this is not just blowing smoke,
> then my feeling is that this is caused by insufficiently tight package
> dependencies, so my suggestion would be to track it down, though this
> would probably be a comparatively difficult and thankless task even if
> successful.

Well, that's right, but I still strongly assume it's a local
configuration error and not a serious problem in the package itself.

> It is unfortunate that the warning gives no real indication of where the
> problem lies.

I think the error message is perfectly clear. Espc. if you read the code
around it.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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