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

Faheem Mitha faheem at email.unc.edu
Mon Mar 28 12:15:59 UTC 2011

On Mon, 28 Mar 2011, Reinhard Tartler wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 13:54:12 (CEST), Faheem Mitha wrote:
>>>> If so, perhaps point out to the ffmpeg people that their warning is
>>>> (at least in some cases) a red herring (alternatively, produces a
>>>> false positive), and ask if it could be made more intelligent.
>>> The warning is only printed if the configurations differ. It does not
>>> tell anything different, nor does it try to guess or suggest what may
>>> be the cause of this. so again, I agree with siretart that on systems
>>> that support differently configured shared libraries to work with the
>>> same backend, this warning should be disabled, because it is a red
>>> herring and does not add anything insightful.

>> Ok. So pointing this out to the ffmpeg people is a waste of time, in 
>> your opinion?

> If it assures you, I'm Upstream Release Manager for both Libav and
> FFmpeg  :-)

Ok, no offense intended. I just feel more comfortable with upstream's 
blessing. Thank you and thank you to Fabian for your patience with this 
bug report.

> I'm happy that Fabian agrees with me. I'll see if I can propose some 
> configure switch for 0.7, but TBH, the trick with building the libraries 
> in different flavors is a very Debian specific trick that cannot be 
> upstreamed easily. Nor am I convinced that this should go upstream.

                                                        Regards, Faheem

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