[packman] Staging area for codec libraries

Stefan Botter jsj at jsj.dyndns.org
Fri Feb 15 17:13:28 CET 2019

Hi Olaf, hi all on the list,

as always you are catching me during a vacation ;-) Sorry for the delay!

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:04:54 PM CET Olaf Hering wrote:
> Packman hosts a few libraries that can not be in OBS. Prominent pkgs
> like ffmpeg, gst and vlc link to these libraries. Every other month
> these libraries get an update. Each update gets a new API and/or
> SONAME. If for some reason the new version is not understood by these
> prominent pkgs, they can not be installed or upgraded anymore because
> the old version of the libraries is gone.
> To avoid such situation upfront, the submission should be done from a
> new "Staging" project. This prj should contain pkgs like libx264 and
> libx265. And as we learned a few hours ago, also fdk-aac and
> everything else that may break compilation of direct dependencies.
> Once an update for these libraries does not cause build breakage it
> is ready for submission to "Essentials".
> Stefan, please create a copy of "Essentials" (meta prj/prjconf) named
> "Staging". This new prj can be populated as needed, the list of
> maintainers there can be relaxed.

I have created the project and copied prjconfig and meta from 


Stefan Botter zu Hause
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