[arch-general] libx264 changes

Lin DasSarma __ at umbc.edu
Sun May 7 14:57:07 UTC 2017


What about a custom ffmpeg PKGBUILD instead?


On 7 May 2017 at 10:51, Carsten Mattner via arch-general <
arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:

> Since the libx264 package does not include /usr/include
> and it's in x264 now, and because x264 depends on ffmpeg,
> I cannot use libx264 without also installing ffmpeg.
> For various reasons like missing features and wrong version
> I cannot use arch's ffmpeg package and have to build my own
> package, and this results in a cyclic dependency I cannot
> get out of.
> (lib)x264 packages have always been cumbersome due to 8bit
> vs 10bit and other issues and are uniquely special in arch,
> but since there's already so many x264 packages, let's have
> a libx264-headers package. Or keep it in libx264 since 8bit
> and 10bit cannot be installed in parallel anyway.
> Doug, you probably have good reasons for the recent headers
> change and see no way to fix it to make my scenario work, but
> I'd appreciate if you gave this a thought and shared your
> opinion. If you can't fix this, do you mind explaining what
> led to the removal of headers from libx264?
> I hope I don't have to build libx264 myself as well since my
> PKGBUILD would diverge or force me to build libx264 and x264
> custom versions.

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