Select provider of libav* libraries

Bálint Réczey balint at
Sat Jun 6 19:09:21 UTC 2015

Hi Reinhard,

2015-06-06 20:30 GMT+02:00 Reinhard Tartler <siretart at>:
> On Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 1:51 PM, Bálint Réczey <balint at> wrote:
>> I'm OK with disabling AMR encoder in ffmpeg and stay GPLv2 compatible
>> with the packages since I have no packages requiring it nor use-cases
>> as a user requiring it, but I prefer the choice provided by by current
>> libav packaging.
> Thanks for the support!
>> Would it be hard to patch the build system?
> To do what exactly? The current libav packaging already implements
> this in a way that the user can choose what packages to install.
> On a personal note: The libav packaging can surely be improved and
> simplified. But throwing away years of work just because, and knowing
> about the regressions for the sake of simplicity feels wrong.
According to Andreas run-time CPU detection can replace some of the
complexities of libav's current packaging.
It there is a simpler way of covering the rest I think the scripts
should not be kept just because we worked on it for several years.

What matters is the future maintenance cost, not the cost we paid in the past.


PS: I think the current libav packaging served us well in the past and
it was not a waste of time at all.

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