Bug#594785: gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg: Needs to be rebuilt when ffmpeg 0.6 lands in unstable

Sebastian Dröge slomo at circular-chaos.org
Sun Aug 29 16:30:29 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-08-30 at 02:24 +1000, Daniel Burr wrote:
> On 30/08/10 02:10, Sebastian Dröge wrote:
> > Yes, you need a newer gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg version, like the one from
> > experimental, to have it working with 0.6. That's known and will be
> > fixed once 0.6 lands in unstable, nothing to worry about...
> Yes, you are quite right.  I thought that I had already checked for the 
> presence of gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg 0.10.11 in experimental but it looks 
> like it was there all along.
> What do you think of my suggestion to create separate libavcodec60 and 
> libavformat60 packages to prevent having to recompile everything that 
> relies on ffmpeg 0.5.2?

I don't care, ffmpeg simply doesn't provide a stable API/ABI and that's
something for the ffmpeg maintainers to worry about, really.

But AFAIK there's no real API/ABI change between 0.5 and 0.6, only some
private API has changed (which breaks mplayer for example... because it
uses private API) and the problem with gst-ffmpeg simply was a bug IIRC.
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