avconv way behind

Oliver Grawert ogra at ubuntu.com
Mon Jul 25 08:09:37 UTC 2016


hi,
Am Sonntag, den 24.07.2016, 08:06 -0700 schrieb MR ZenWiz:
> On Xubuntu 14.04.4 (4.2.0-42 kernel) I've been getting a fair number
> of "warnings" that my avconv, v. 9.18-6:9.18-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 is
> severely out of date.
> 
> The most recent release of avconv is 11.7.
> 
> Is this because of the "old" version of Xubuntu I'm running, ro do I
> need a different repository for the newer version, or should I just
> use the latest from avconv directly, or ...?

as ralf pointed out in the LTS links, usually upstream versions do not
get updated in LTS releases, only bug and security fixes get worked into
the existing version (the ubuntu0.14.04.1 in the version string
indicates that this actually happened for this package).

you could try to request a backport of the package from 16.04 if you
urgently need the new version through the process at:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBackports

but note that debian and ubuntu dropped libav as upstream for this
package between the two LTS versions and switched back to ffmpeg after
the political issues in their community settled:

on 14.04:
apt show libav-tools
Package: libav-tools
...
Version: 6:9.18-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
...
Homepage: http://libav.org/
...

on 16.04:
apt show libav-tools
Package: libav-tools
...
Version: 7:2.8.6-1ubuntu2
Homepage: https://ffmpeg.org/
...

ciao
	oli

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