Bug#863754: Incorrect package description (and name) of gst-libav1.0 / gstreamer1.0-libav: It's ffmpeg, not libav
Daniel van Vugt
daniel.van.vugt at canonical.com
Wed May 31 02:57:01 UTC 2017
Incorrect package description (and name) of gst-libav1.0 /
gstreamer1.0-libav: Refers to libav even though Ubuntu/Debian uses
FFmpeg instead of libav:
Description: libav plugin for GStreamer
They are distinct projects:
http://libav.org/ <-- Was used in the past
https://ffmpeg.org/ <-- Now used by Ubuntu and Debian
The incorrect wording appears to be directly inherited from upstream:
So the package description and names in Ubuntu and in Debian appear to
be wrong. They should replace 'libav' with 'ffmpeg' (although
confusingly both provide 'libav*' libraries).
Short term I think it makes sense to just fix up the Description text.
Longer term if libav dies off in favor of ffmpeg and/or no one intends
to ever switch back to libav from ffmpeg again then the package and
projects should rename to s/libav/ffmpeg/g.
Downstream bug report: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1694409
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