Bug#845037: libschroedinger-1.0-0: is this package fit for stretch?

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 21 22:46:23 UTC 2016

Hi Sebastian,

On 21.11.2016 08:22, Sebastian Dröge wrote:
> On Sun, 2016-11-20 at 11:57 +0100, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
>>> Thus I think stretch would be better of without this library.
>>> As replacement, ffmpeg has a decent dirac decoder and also a
>>> vc2 encoder, which is the intra-only subset of dirac that
>>> got standardized by the SMPTE.
>> Andreas, thanks for filing this bug. Fully agreed from my side.
> I tend to agree here.

OK, then it's agreed to remove libschroedinger.

> Note however that VC2 is only a subset of Dirac,
> so we'll definitely lose some (probably unimportant) functionality
> here.

That's true, but I also think that the functionality going to be lost
is rather unimportant.

> Current reverse dependencies are
>  ffmpeg
>  gmerlin-avdecoder
>  gst-plugins-bad1.0
>  libquicktime
>  liquidsoap
>  lives
>  ocaml-schroedinger
>  vlc

There is also mplayer, which has a build-dependency on libschroedinger-dev,
however no run-time dependency due to:
Checking for libschroedinger ... no (ffmpeg (static) is required by libschroedinger, sorry)

> Except for the ocaml bindings, this should all be a matter of simply
> disabling the functionality.

Yes. The ocaml bindings have a very low popcon (14), so I think it's
OK to just remove them together with libschroedinger.

I will take care of ffmpeg myself and I assume you will take care of
I intend to file bugs for the other packages and block this bug by

Best regards,

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