Hi Norbert,

Am 03.08.2010 18:10, schrieb Norbert Preining:
Because he provides libs without some functionality *not* torn out
due to licensing reasons. So if he did NOT replace sys libs, the whole
game would be useless, no improvement for users.
(improvement: suddenly some things work that didn't work before, like
strange video formats etc)

the problem is that Marillat provides packages that carry the same package names as their counterparts in Debian but are binary-incompatible. Everything works fine as long as you use *only* his packages or *only* Debian's packages, but as soon as you mix up packages from both repositories you may experience faulty behaviour or crashes in e.g. vlc or mplayer.

We know this and Marillat knows this. We offered collaboration, we asked him to change his package names, we asked him to update his (unstripped) packages only when we update our stripped ones, he overrode our package versioning by epoch bumping and so on. We really tried, but our efforts were fruitless and still lead to bug reports like this one.

On the other hand, we (esp. Reinhard) are investing a lot of time into Debian's ffmpeg and mplayer packages and we are not going to adapt ourselves with Marillats arbitrary package releases.

 - Fabian

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