Package Details: ffmpeg-compat-57 3.4.2-2

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Package Base: ffmpeg-compat-57
Description: Compatibility package for ffmpeg to provide versions 57 of libavcodec, libavdevice and libavformat, not anymore provided by the ffmpeg package
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Keywords: libavutil-55 libavutils-55
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: SonnyX
Maintainer: SonnyX
Last Packager: SonnyX
Votes: 5
Popularity: 0.069186
First Submitted: 2018-03-16 22:34
Last Updated: 2018-08-18 15:47

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SonnyX commented on 2018-11-12 15:56

@applebloom Yes it is for programs that require these libraries during runtime. I originally set it up for Atom if I remember correctly, I used the git version of ffmpeg which provided newer version libraries than the program looked for. Therefor I created this package as I figured other people would probably run into the same issue as me. I already stopped using the program and thus this package, but it is here for whoever still requires it.

applebloom commented on 2018-11-12 15:08

@SonnyX Thanks for explaining. So this package is for programs that are already built and just need the so files to link with?

SonnyX commented on 2018-11-11 20:31

@applebloom You are right, ffmpeg3.4 can also be installed next to other ffmpeg packages since it renames the ffmpeg binary, he should probably update his provides to include ffmpeg3.4. In that case you can see this package as the minimal version compared to a full install of ffmpeg. The pkgconfig folder provided by ffmpeg and the includes are unnecessary to the targeted programs. I see that your use case was for the mplayer2, the package ffmpeg3.4 fits your needs better in the case of mplayer2 which uses ffmpeg as a build dependency.

SonnyX commented on 2018-11-11 18:53

@applebloom This package differs from ffmpeg3.4 in the way that it does not provide ffmpeg. It provides a specific version of ffmpeg libraries (version 57) required by specific programs. This can be installed along with ffmpeg version 4.0.3 as an example.

applebloom commented on 2018-11-11 18:47

How does this package differ from ffmpeg3.4, also on AUR?

7314776 commented on 2018-08-18 15:35

.SRCINFO ... pkgver = 3.4.2 pkgrel = 2 ...

But in PKGBUILD here ... pkgver=3.4.2 pkgrel=1 ...

So forming package name after building gives 3.4.2-1 instead of 3.4.2-2, pacman thinks its not an update, but a reinstall of the same package version.

SonnyX commented on 2018-08-17 20:34

@brittyazel I see, the dependency seems to have been renamed from (and to, however both new and old seemed to support libx264, so gonna rename it to libx264 and gonna test if it builds and will update the package then.

brittyazel commented on 2018-08-17 20:24

You're right, it seems to build and install correctly once the new x264 libs are installed, but it hits a dependency cycle with the default repositories preventing pacman from updating until this package is removed first.

SonnyX commented on 2018-08-17 07:15

@brittyazel Package builds just fine with latest

Tested using the following commands:

mkdir ~/git
cd ~/git
git clone ffmpeg-compat-57
cd ffmpeg-compat-57
mkdir ./chroot
sudo pacman -S devtools
mkarchroot $CHROOT/root base-devel
arch-nspawn $CHROOT/root pacman -Syu
makechrootpkg -c -r $CHROOT

jhernberg commented on 2018-06-24 11:37

@klemens: Right you are. For some reason I can't explain I was starting from the older 3.3.4 buildscript. Sorry for the noise and please ignore! :)