Intending to upload Libav 9 to raring

Reinhard Tartler siretart at
Sun Nov 4 15:30:52 UTC 2012

Dear Ubuntu developers,

I intend to upload libav 9 to raring rather sooner than later. I'm writing
you because:

 - the package is not in debian/unstable yet, but currently sitting in NEW,
targeted at experimental (but syncing is not possible anyway)
 - I don't think that there will be a similar fallout like the last big
libav package, but given that some more internal API got dropped and there
are a number of packages in the archive that use deprecated APIs, there
will be some problems.
 - I remember that Collin requested such big updates to be announced before
on this mailing list. I'm doing it with this email.
 - gstreamer (via gst-libav) requires this version.

All relevant SONAMEs have been bumped, so existing binaries should not be
broken by this upload. See for an
overview of the most important changes.
Preview packages are available in ppa:motumedia/libav-daily

I would suggest to upload the package now so that we have enough time to
deal with packages that require cleaning ups, in case that would happen.

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