[arch-general] libx264 changes

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.info
Sun May 7 16:45:27 UTC 2017

On Sun, 7 May 2017 16:36:43 +0000
Carsten Mattner via arch-general <arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:

> 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.

So what? None of that should cause a problem if your custom ffmpeg package is
done correctly.

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