[packman] [PM] handbrake-unstable 0.9.8+4972-2.16 (openSUSE 12.2/x86_64)

Marguerite Su i at marguerite.su
Wed Jan 30 13:10:41 CET 2013

On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 5:15 AM, Tim Gibson <tdegibson at gmail.com> wrote:
> And response was...
> Are you building HandBrake yourself? If so, you need to *not* use
> "--debug=max". Enabling "max" debugging also enables asserts() in libav.
> libav has a few asserts() for cases that are common non-fatal code paths.
> If you are not building yourself, you need to have a talk with your
> packager.
> Is "--debug=max" enabled?  I've only loaded the gtk and cli packages but no
> debug ones trying to get this working right...
> A bump to changeset 5092 would be cool but one problem at a time...

Hi Tim,

I updated handbrake-unstable for the last time.

Here're some explanations for you inquiry:

1. Is "-debug=max" enabled?

yes, `--debug=max` is enabled and we also enabled `strip=/bin/true`,
the concern is to generate -debuginfo and -debugsource packages. So
when upstream tell you to give a gdb testcase, you won't give them an
useless report full of `xxx is missing`.

For normal packages in OBS and Packman, this procedure is a standard
way. enable debug and strip debug information to a separate package
which will not affect normal package from running and harm its
stability (maybe sacrifice its speed, I don't know)

Basically it's upstream's responsibility to make their debug stuff
standalone, which means it can be enabled and stripped off without
harming the core. If there're cases like:

normal: super fast
debug: go to another slow way in code

Then they should explicitly tell at least packagers so that we can
workaround by creating separate build project like "kernel-debug".
even for ffmpeg we build with debug enabled...and every OBS package
are built with $RPM_OPT_FLAGS which has a -g2 or something...

Sadly we didn't find such notes on handbrake yet.

2. Why we use so many outside libraries?

They're downloaded from handbrake.fr. If I remembered correctly, in
the INSTALL file or something, they told us to do so. Because the
tarballs are patched by handbrake upstream, without them we can't even
build handbrake.



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