ffmpeg "extra" libs

Micah Gersten micahg at ubuntu.com
Wed Nov 30 23:23:00 UTC 2011

On 11/30/2011 05:12 PM, Len Ovens wrote:
> On Wed, November 30, 2011 2:49 pm, Micah Gersten wrote:
>> There are possible licensing issues with the "extra" libs which is why
>> they are in multiverse.  Applications in main or universe cannot depend
>> solely on these binaries.  There should be alternate dependencies in
>> place to allow one to choose between the "extra" and regular versions of
>> each library.  The regular library has to take preference though.
> Ok, how does that affect UbuntuStudio? Does it mean the extra libs can not
> be included in the desktop-common? does it mean we should have the user's
> permission or request before loading them? or just that we have to work
> around the preference? We already don't ask if the user wants them or not
> BTW.
It means that if the "extra" libs are seeded, it should just work.  If
there's a package that depends on the non-extra libs only, I think that
a bug should be filed so that you can use those as well.


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