Intending to upload Libav 9 to raring

Reinhard Tartler siretart at
Tue Nov 6 12:57:53 UTC 2012

CC'ing ubuntu-motu as it heavily affects universe packages.

On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Colin Watson <cjwatson at> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 04, 2012 at 04:30:52PM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> 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.
> I did?  I don't remember that particularly ...
> Anyway, I don't have a problem with this provided that you commit to
> organising an effort to identify and fix the problems in
> reverse-dependencies.  Last time, other people had to do a lot of work
> to clean up the mess and it all involved much more disruption than was
> necessary.

Well, it it not like I had run away last time. Of course I did join
the effort to fix the resulting mess, but obviously, it was a lot of
work. Currently, I count over 80 packages that are directly affected
by this, most of them in universe.

While fixing all packages in main would be no problem for me, I cannot
commit to fixing all packages in universe and hereby ask for

> (Please note that, assuming you're using the same source package name
> with a changed set of binary package names, the new -proposed migration
> system will enforce that this work is done before allowing the new libav
> into raring; so it is in your interest to make sure that it happens.)

Does the migration system consider only the packages in main, or does
it require to not break universe?


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