Bug#793085: ffmpeg: removal of ffmpeg makes files disappear from libav-tools

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Tue Jul 21 14:53:19 UTC 2015

On 2015-07-21 13:58, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Well, that was actually the purpose, the idea is to replace qt-faststart
> from libav-tools, and the problem is rather transitional until libav-tools
> is uninstalled. I guess the bug is that we don't ensure that this actually
> takes place. I've therefore made two commits in git:
> - one that tightens the Breaks relationship as suggested

> - one that renames libav-tools-links to libav-tools in src:ffmpeg.
Breaks: libav-tools-links
Replaces: libav-tools-links
(unversioned OK, since l-t-l will go away)

Don't forget, needs a pass through NEW.

> This should ensure a comprehensive transition.
> Feedback on these two commits are welcome. In particular, I saw a comment
> suggesting to transition command-line interface separately from the library
> interfaces. While this may make the transition slightly smaller, the
> benefits don't outweigh the confusion here, and would rather suggest to
> transition them both at the same time with the 2nd commit mentioned above.

As I understood it from the transition bug, the commandline-tools
transition would be phasing out the libav-tools compat package and
switching the users of it (back) to ffmpeg, and that can happen
independently and later.


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