Intending to upload Libav 9 to raring

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Nov 6 14:11:58 UTC 2012

On Tue, Nov 06, 2012 at 01:57:53PM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> 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.

Last time many of those packages in universe were on images, and there
was certainly no straightforward way to assert that they weren't being
used.  We have never had strong reasons to add particularly extensive AV
application support in main, so it's not surprising that most of it
should be in universe.

> > (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?

It requires consistency across the whole archive, and I won't apologise
for that.  Universe matters.  There is a fallback option of removing
binaries when the source is too hard to port for the time being, but I
would strongly prefer that that not be used as the first resort.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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