C/R/P for old Ubuntu package splits

Iain Lane laney at ubuntu.com
Thu May 4 08:16:39 UTC 2017

On Thu, May 04, 2017 at 12:34:51AM +0300, Sebastian Dröge wrote:
> On Wed, 2017-05-03 at 14:24 +0100, Iain Lane wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > With the end of the Unity 8 & phone efforts in Ubuntu, I'm taking the
> > chance to drop some of the delta in our gstreamer packages.
> > 
> > In -ugly we had a split for the AMR codec, which was used on the phone.
> > This isn't needed now, so I put it back into the main -ugly package and
> > added some Conflicts/Replaces/Provides to move users back over.
> > 
> > It should be safe to push this into Debian, and it makes our future
> > updates easier since there's less (or no) delta between the two if we do
> > this.
> > 
> > For -ugly I just pushed this to the debian-experimental branch as
> > c39e840ea97baa6fb8a42b2ff5cb87194febd860. I thought I'd mail so that you
> > have the chance to revert if you don't want this in Debian. Then we'd
> > have to keep manually merging, but that would be possible if it's what
> > you want. Hopefully it's considered okay. :)
> > 
> > We have a comparable situation in -bad too, but I didn't push that yet.
> Sounds good to me. What's the plan with the big delta that IIRC existed
> between gst-plugins-good and gst-plugins-bad, where you moved code from
> -bad to -good (camerabin, etc)? That's going to stay for the time
> being?
> I'd recommend that you work with upstream to get that one moved.

Yeah nothing yet. We did that so we could have cheese in main without
depending on -bad.

I would love to work with upstream on moving it - my main worry is that
I know that I don't have the skills to commit to maintaining it, fixing
bugs or anything. The move we did is obviously a hack and I don't think
it's great.

I suppose I could start a discussion at least. :)


Iain Lane                                  [ iain at orangesquash.org.uk ]
Debian Developer                                   [ laney at debian.org ]
Ubuntu Developer                                   [ laney at ubuntu.com ]
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