[packman] libavcore needs latest libavutil

Pascal Bleser pascal.bleser at opensuse.org
Mon Nov 15 16:02:06 CET 2010

On 2010-11-15 15:30:06 (+0100), Pascal Bleser <pascal.bleser at opensuse.org> wrote:
> On 2010-11-15 14:53:26 (+0100), Pascal Bleser <pascal.bleser at opensuse.org> wrote:
> > On 2010-11-15 12:27:40 (+0000), Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:
> > > When I updated (only) ffmpeg today, libavcore was installed, but libavutil was
> > > not automatically updated, leading to this output:
> > > $ ffmpeg           
> > > ffmpeg: relocation error: /usr/lib64/libavcore.so.0: symbol
> > > av_default_item_name, version LIBAVUTIL_50 not defined in file libavutil.so.50
> > > with link time reference
> > 
> > Seems like ffmpeg is missing explicit Requires on the libraries that
> > spawn out of it.
> On a side not: thank you very much ffmpeg upstream to not care about
> releases and proper SONAMEs, this is really a mess we have to take care
> of as packagers, and it's a major pain in the bottom *sigh*

Ok, I've walked the walk and ldd'ed/rpm -qp --provide'd all the lib*
RPMs that spawn from ffmpeg and added the explicit Requires: for exactly
that %{version}-%{release}

Hopefully that'll avoid running into such issues in the future.

> > > Allow me to repeat that Packman currently violates FFmpeg copyrights by
> > > distributing a non-free binary (that may not be redistributed). Note that the
> > > GPL (which Packmans version of FFmpeg contains code for) requires all parts of
> > > the software to be licensed under the GPL (or a compatible software license)
> > > which is not the case for the binary Packman distributes (=Packman risks to
> > > permanently loose the right to distribute GPL'ed software in this package).
> AFAICS, ffmpeg is built without faac support. At least it is now.

Nah, my bad, it was built _with_ faac support.

I turned it off for now, needs clarification whether that's actually a
badass feature everybody needs. Or not.
(building as we speak)

Thanks a lot for pointing that out.

  -o) Pascal Bleser <pascal.bleser at opensuse.org>
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