On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 08:59:48PM +0000, siret...@users.alioth.debian.org 
The following commit has been merged in the master branch:
commit 4f58b031aef85e5f3a0dfac12bbbf1d3ca9bb548
Author: Reinhard Tartler <siret...@tauware.de>
Date:   Tue May 18 11:07:43 2010 +0200

   move presets back to 'ffmpeg' package. Closes #581748

The problem is more serious at it seems. Leaving the presets in /usr/share/ffmpeg will cause file conflicts on the next SONAME bump. brr.

This fix is actually more complicated as it seems. I proposed to change the installation directory to include the soname change. Hower, it did not receive good reception upstream:


In the end, moving it back to the ffmpeg package seems to be the least evil here.

I agree with upstream that it makes little sense shipping with a library that does not use it.

How about shipping in an arch-independent package ffmpeg-data?

Then x264 can depend unversioned on that package, and if the data format of the files should change some day then x264 can tighten dependency or we could add a virtual package name indicating the "soname" of the data format.

How does that sound?

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