libav and FFmpeg: switch over

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at
Thu Jul 9 23:34:28 UTC 2015


On 08.07.2015 10:39, Alessio Treglia wrote:
> After a careful review of all the pros and cons we, the Debian
> Multimedia Maintainers team, have finally decided to switch from Libav
> to FFmpeg as provider for the libav* multimedia libraries. We'll try
> our best to make this happen in time for stretch.

The next step is uploading the ffmpeg package taking over the lib*-dev
packages to experimental.
I've decided to keep the libavcodec-extra package instead of making it
transitional, as it might be useful for people wanting to always have
the latest version of the extra variant installed. Without that, one
would have to install the libavcodec-extraNN package after every
soname change. I've updated the experimental branch in the ffmpeg
repository accordingly.

I'd like to go forward with that, or did you have more comments,

The next question is, what to do with the src:libav package.
Reinhard, did I understand you correctly that you think it would be
best to not rename its lib*-dev packages and just remove it after
the transition?
Otherwise an upload with the renamed lib*-libav-dev packages should
be made to experimental, as well.

Best regards,

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