Bug#792619: transition: ffmpeg

Jonathan Wiltshire jmw at debian.org
Thu Jul 23 16:18:19 UTC 2015

On 2015-07-23 17:09, Andreas Cadhalpun wrote:
> On 23.07.2015 17:46, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
>> On 2015-07-23 16:41, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
>>> On 2015-07-23 15:49, Andreas Cadhalpun wrote:
>>>> By the way, do you know why vtk6 is shown as bad in the transition 
>>>> tracker,
>>>> even though it built successfully with ffmpeg?
>>> Because building successfully doesn't mean building sanely.
>>> Package: libvtk6.1
>>> Source: vtk6 (6.1.0+dfsg2-6)
>>> Version: 6.1.0+dfsg2-6+b1
>> Specifically, I got the right reason but the wrong reason for it. :-)
>> It's still bad because libvtk6.1 is still in sid. And libvtk6.1 is 
>> still
>> in sid because of the mess that is the vtk6 "transition" (#749395, 
>> which
>> has been going on for over a year now).
> Ah, that explains it. There is a vtk6.1 -> vtk6.2 transition [1]
> going on in the middle of the vtk -> vtk6 transition [2].
> Maybe scheduling binNMUs for the packages depending on libvtk6.1
> (gammaray, liggghts, mia, nifti2dicom, therion) would help?

It would, if libvtk6.2 would build in sid on all architectures where 6.1 
builds, which it doesn't. (The whole thing is a horrible mess, that much 
we can certainly agree on.)

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