[arch-general] libx264 changes

Carsten Mattner carstenmattner at gmail.com
Sun May 7 16:36:43 UTC 2017

On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 3:01 PM, Doug Newgard <scimmia at archlinux.info> wrote:
> On Sun, 7 May 2017 14:51:08 +0000
> Carsten Mattner via arch-general <arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> What, exactly, is the issue here? You need an ffmpeg package that
> provides what x264 needs, nothing more.

I cannot install libx264's include/x264.h without installing x264
which then depends on ffmpeg which itself depends on libx264.
This doesn't look like a hard cycle since it seems like only
the x264 executable needs libav*.so, but since x264.h was in
libx264 (and is in extra still), I've been building a custom
ffmpeg package without also having to build a custom configured
(lib)x264 too.

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