[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC][PATCH] web: News about FFmpeg in Debian

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 02:55:51 CEST 2014

On 05/10/14 9:47 PM, compn wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Oct 2014 22:58:34 +0200
> Alexander Strasser <eclipse7 at gmx.net> wrote:
>>     This is all RFC as marked in the subject. Please give me some
>>   feed back!
> could someone please add a note about the deprecated message.
> something like:
> users on debian and ubuntu may have seen this message when using ffmpeg
>  This program is only provided for compatibility and will be removed in
> a future release. Please use avconv instead."
> this message was in the libav.org version of the ffmpeg program.
> this message has confused many users and caused us a lot of user
> support issues. if you see this message it means you are using
> libav.org's ffmpeg and not our ffmpeg. please use "apt-get install
> ffmpeg" to use the correct ffmpeg program.

Wasn't this fixed by now, anyway? Afaik it was only on libav 0.8 (doubt Debian 
Sid ships that at this point) and they recently posted a patch to remove it in 
a future point release from that branch.
No idea what became of it, though.

> i think it would help. although i can already see it causing flames.
> -compn

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