[packman] Packman Digest, Vol 94, Issue 2

Martin Soltau martin.soltau at gmx.de
Sat Apr 9 21:21:42 CEST 2011

Hi all,

As far as I remember the packman repository should now contain libav AND
ffmpeg. Unfortunately I can not find the package for ffmpeg. The only
packages containing "ffmpeg" are the
- ffmpegthumbnailer
- ffmprg2theora and
- gstreamer -0_10-ffmpeg

Am I looking for the wrong string or has the package name changed?

I really want to switch back and can't find the package.

Kind regards,

Am 02.04.2011 12:00, schrieb packman-request at links2linux.de:
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> Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 16:42:10 +0200
> From: Willem Franssen <willemfranssen at planet.nl>
> Subject: [packman] Missing packages in Packman
> To: Packman team <packman at links2linux.de>
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> -Frostwire  p2p
> -Lingot  guitartuner (the only userfiendly guitartuner in Linux)
> -other guitartuners (forgot the names)
> -Tux Guitar   tabeditor
> Kind regards,
> Willem Franssen
> ------------------------------
> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 16:57:50 +0200
> From: Pascal Bleser <pascal.bleser at opensuse.org>
> Subject: Re: [packman] Volunteer reporting for duty
> To: Remco de Vreugd <rdevreugd at novell.com>
> Cc: Gabor Nyers <GNyers at novell.com>, packman at links2linux.de
> Message-ID: <20110401145750.GA30660 at hera>
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> On 2011-03-28 12:49:37 (+0100), Remco de Vreugd <rdevreugd at novell.com> wrote:
>> Hi there,
> Hi Remco
> (sorry for the late reply)
> [...]
>> I do not really know what it takes to become (and remain) a
>> Packman maintainer. I am willing to invest some time, and
> We only want people to have a certain degree of experience with
> packaging RPMs, as Packman is used by many, many people and
> breakage is bad ;)
> (That being said, we know our quality of service isn't always
> that great, but we're doing the best we can with the very small
> amount of contributors we have.)
>> seeing that the tools in question are not that likely to get
>> updated further I would not expect there to be a need for
>> frequent updates in content. Building a package once, for
> True, but OTOH when there is no active upstream development,
> they are likely to never get fixed or improved either (e.g.
> buffer overflows, compile fixes, changed APIs, ...).
> So... yes, but ... :)
>> various distributions (openSUSE current, -1, -2 and -3, plus
>> perhaps SLES current, -1, -2), and running a rebuild whenever
>> a new generation of a distribution gets introduced, would
>> certainly be an option for me.
> We use our own instance of the openSUSE Build Service, and
> hence, packaging for Packman means that the builds are made on
> our server grid. You can (and *should*) of course always make a
> local build for one distribution on your host first, but apart
> from that, just submit it to our server and it takes care of all
> the rest.
> That also means that which distributions the packages are built
> for is something that is configured globally for the Packman
> repository (and team).
> As such, we do *not* build packages for SLES except the
> Essentials repository, and that only for the latest SLES
> version.
> The reason is that older SLES versions are almost always a
> packaging nightmare due to very, very old versions of many
> libraries, and also because we probably don't have enough
> hardware to cope with more distributions to build for.
> Also, if your packages don't require some of the libraries and
> frameworks that are only provided on Packman for the reasons we
> all know about, building on build.opensuse.org is another option
> you should consider, especially as you can also build for
> SLE9 and SLE10 there.
> That being said, we very much welcome contributors, as we are
> extremely understaffed ;)
> BTW, we can also discuss it on IRC, might be more practical.
> We have our channel #packman on freenode, I'm yaloki there.
> cheers

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