[Pkg-scicomp-devel] Bug#495822: Bug#495822: paraview: Needs specific version of ffmpeg

Tom Parker palfrey at tevp.net
Thu Aug 21 15:27:14 UTC 2008

2008/8/21 Ondrej Certik <ondrej at certik.cz>:
> Thanks for the info. Is there something we can do with this in Debian
> unstable? I understand that there are problems in other systems, but
> unless we can reproduce it in Debian sid, we cannot help much.

Tried doing this on a Debian machine (mix of various
stable/testing/unstable) and couldn't initially reproduce it. However,
I've manage to notice that the particular data structure being used is
actually an FFMPEG one, and that this data structure format gets
changed at http://svn.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg/trunk/libavformat/avformat.h?view=diff&r1=11070&r2=11071
which is on 2007-11-21 and this allowed me to narrow things down.
Specifically, paraview will FTBFS on versions of libavformat-dev
before that (e.g. the 0.cvs20060823-8 in etch and the version I had
earlier in Ubuntu) but should be ok (certainly won't fail in this way)
with later versions.

This isn't critical for Debian testing or unstable systems, but
something noting this would be of use to backporters like myself.



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