Select provider of libav* libraries

Alessio Treglia alessio at
Wed Apr 29 18:56:07 UTC 2015

'Evening Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am afraid that I have to revive this discussion once again now that
Jessie is out as we have plenty of time before starting doing any
major work for Stretch: it's really the right time to make a final
decision about this subject.
The need to get this dichotomy solved may be found in Moritz's last email:

On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 7:22 PM, Moritz Mühlenhoff <jmm at> wrote:
> To properly migrate over a daemon they need to co-exist for a stable
> release, while a lib does not. Stretch will only have one of them.


> Having both for a year along each other will only waste people's time. Now
> at the beginning of the release cycle is the time to make a decision,
> not by dragging things into a year as of today. Picking one of the two
> won't be any simpler in 12 months.

It appears clear to me that the security team wouldn't be too happy to
support both FFmpeg and libav:
Therefore the question still remains:

On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 11:36 PM, Benjamin Drung <bdrung at> wrote:
> So I am asking you: Should we ship libav or FFmpeg? Can we reach a
> consensus on this topic?


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