Intending to upload Libav 9 to raring

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at
Wed Oct 30 17:36:57 UTC 2013

On 30 October 2013 16:02, Marc Deslauriers
<marc.deslauriers at> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 13-10-30 07:09 AM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
>> Hello,
>> On 4 November 2012 15:30, Reinhard Tartler <siretart at> wrote:
>>> Dear Ubuntu developers,
>>> I intend to upload libav 9 to raring rather sooner than later. I'm writing
>>> you because:
>> It's trusty now, and it seems like libav9 transition is almost
>> complete in Debian.
>> We'd want to take that transition into Trusty.
>> Can you please merge libav and upload it into ubuntu?
> Could whoever merges it please take into account LP: #1243235
> I would like for libav to be demoted to universe, and this would make merging
> easier.

It looks like strigi is in main, yet only seeded into kubuntu. So if
it was to be demoted to universe it could gain additional build-deps
required to enable full ffmpeg support.

alsa-plugins are also in main. It build-depeds on libav to build
libasound2-plugins-extra binary package, which in turn is in universe.

So to move libav unsplit into universe, we'd need to split
alsa-plugins package into main & universe.

Somehow split alsa-plugins sounds better than split libav.

But libasound2-plugins-extra actually has no reverse-dependencies. So
maybe we can just drop it?

How about the following plan then:

* unsplit libav & move to universe
* strigi add extra libav build-deps & move to universe
* drop libasound2-plugins-extra package (thus dropping a52 and
lavcrate plugins from the archive)

If anybody cares about a52 & lavcrate alsa-plugins, they are welcome
to reupload alsa-plugins source package under a split-name into
universe which will then just build a52 and lavcrate plugins into a
"libasound2-plugins-extra" package.




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