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Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#1751 closed task (fixed)

deb: switch back to system libraries for ffmpeg on newer distros

Reported by: Antoine Martin Owned by: Antoine Martin
Priority: major Milestone: 2.3
Component: packaging Version: 2.2.x
Keywords: Cc:


Newer Debian / Ubuntu distros provide ffmpeg libraries that are recent enough for us to use:

We should deprecate our private package (#1256) for those distros and ensure we build against the system version.
This may require using Conflicts and Replaces tags to ensure the package is not installed.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Antoine Martin

Status: newassigned

Done for "bionic" in r18106.


  • test install with bionic alpha
  • test upgrade with artful

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by Antoine Martin

r18222: buster should now upgrade and remove the old ffmpeg-xpra

Let's not deal with stretch and artful, leaving it to the distro upgrade to make the transition to the new dependencies.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

This will do for now, hopefully ffmpeg 4.0 won't force us to use functions that aren't available in 3.4.x (see #1772)

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by Antoine Martin

Had to clean the build chroot and remove ffmpeg-xpra to ensure it doesn't get picked up by the build file because then the DEB both depends and conflicts with the ffmpeg package!

comment:5 Changed 12 months ago by Antoine Martin

Removed completely in v4: r23978.

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