Package requires w32codecs to work

Richard Bailey rmjb at
Sun Dec 3 22:27:09 GMT 2006

Well I control what it depends on so I'll just leave out w32codecs. Can I
put a mention that you'll need codecs in order for this app to work in the

- Richard

On 12/3/06, Hubert Figuiere <hub at> wrote:
> Richard Bailey wrote:
> > Hello, I'm packaging a video converter for portable media players named
> > iriverter. The REVU page is here:
> > (btw, if any MOTU wants to
> > review it feel free :).
> >
> > My question is, this package, which is GPL'ed, depends on mplayer and
> > mencoder which are in multiverse, so I was informed that it would have
> > to go
> > into multiverse, but it would need w32codecs to work since it's
> converting
> > video. Can a package like this make it into ubuntu at all? Even
> multiverse?
> > Or should I submit it to Seveas for his repositories or the PLF?
> As long as it does not depend on w32codecs (which is illegal to
> redistribute shall I remind people), it can make it to the repositories.
> There are universe package that depends on mplayer...
> Hub

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