[packman] FFmpeg library dependencies, interference with crippled distro packages

Jimmy Berry jimmy at boombatower.com
Thu May 21 23:47:20 CEST 2015

With proper priority it installs from packman for me.

zypper mr --priority 90 packman

If the ffmpeg pages were installed prior to packman or priority they
may need to be forced to switch.

zypper dup --repo packman

It definitely seems like a good idea for packman packages to depend
explicitly on packman ffmpeg as I have seen reports from several
people (and friends) who had issues due to a mix of ffmpeg packages.


On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:07 AM, Martin Herkt <lachs0r at srsfckn.biz> wrote:
> On Wednesday 20 May 2015 10:16:46 you wrote:
>> On Wed, May 20, Martin Herkt wrote:
>> > It would appear that the FFmpeg packages on Packman do not depend on the
>> > correct versions. For example, if I install ffmpeg on a system which also
>> > has the KDE:Extra repository enabled, zypp might install mismatched
>> > versions of the dependencies, regardless of repository priority, due to
>> > the KDE:Extra version having a higher build number. Why KDE:Extra even
>> > publishes these binaries is another question.
>> What repos do you have? I see ffmpeg in KDE:Applications,
>> KDE:Unstable:Applications and KDE:Unstable:Frameworks. Since the ffmpeg
>> in OBS is independent from ffmpeg in PMBS there may be confusion.
> I think it was KDE:Unstable:Applications and KDE:Unstable:Frameworks.
> But this can also happen with just Tumbleweed, actually. Packman just happens
> to have a higher build version right now.
>> It would be difficult, but not impossible, to make each package from
>> packman require the packages used during build. So far noone has done
>> that work.
> Probably should be done though. Or should it be fixed in zypp?
> For example, if I use zypper in --from Packman, it doesn’t try to get
> dependencies from Packman but just uses whatever has the highest version.
> IMO it should really try to get dependencies from the same vendor…
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