Bug#612750: gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg: Please rely on ffmpeg's shlibs info and add breaks against d-m.o's ffmpeg libs instead

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Thu Feb 10 12:38:08 UTC 2011

Package: gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
Version: 0.10.11-3
Severity: normal


I don't understand why you override gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg's shlibs:Depends by a
hand-crafted dependency on libavcodec. This procedure may need to be updated
regularly and is error-prone, as your upload of -4 proves.

I see that you want to avoid gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg to be run with the unofficial
ffmpeg libraries of d-m.o. So who don't you just do it the other way round and
add Breaks: libavcodec52 (>= 5:0) instead of overriding the shlibs:Depends? The
shlibs information of Debian's ffmpeg packages is well maintained, it does
already cover the libfoo-extra cases and it is there for a reason. ;)

 - Fabian

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (501, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg depends on:
ii  libavcodec52                  4:0.6.1-4  FFmpeg codec library
ii  libavformat52                 4:0.6.1-4  FFmpeg file format library
ii  libavutil50                   4:0.6.1-4  FFmpeg utility library
ii  libc6                         2.11.2-11  Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.27.91-1  The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10 0.10.32-1  GStreamer libraries from the "base
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0            0.10.32-1  Core GStreamer libraries and eleme
ii  liborc-0.4-0                  1:0.4.11-2 Library of Optimized Inner Loops R
ii  libpostproc51                 4:0.6.1-4  FFmpeg video postprocessing librar
ii  libswscale0                   4:0.6.1-4  Ffmpeg video scaling library

gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg recommends no packages.

gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg suggests no packages.

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