[gst-devel] [gst-cvs] thomasvs gst-ffmpeg: gst-ffmpeg/ gst-ffmpeg/ext/ffmpeg/
Christian F.K. Schaller
christian at fluendo.com
Wed Feb 14 11:12:39 CET 2007
Well the fact that you are getting these messages is a clear indication
that the distribution packager hasn't done his/her job properly when
packaging gst-ffmpeg. If they insist on using a system ffmpeg thats
fine, but it do require them to do the coding work needed to make it
work. Removing this console crap only encourage them to keep providing
their users with broken packages which in turn will reflect badly on us
as we are the ones who gets blamed when things don't work.
But as you mention it should say where the problem comes from, so the
message should include something like
'Lazy and incompetent packager, please report to your distribution that
they have packaged gst-ffmpeg in a broken manner' :)
On Tue, 2007-02-13 at 16:12 +0100, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> > I agree with Edward on this. That message is _not_ intended for the user
> > - it indicates a programming error (compiling against an FFMPEG snapshot
> > that the plugin codec maps haven't been updated for). A programming
> > error is a valid use of g_warning.
> At the very least it should mention where the warning is coming from so
> that people actually have a chance to file the problem with the correct
> > The real question is what were you doing to your gst-ffmpeg that meant
> > you ended up seeing these messages?
> I am not doing anything. I am merely using a package provided by a
> repository for my distro - and just like many other distros have started
> doing, they are forcing their packages to build against one common
> FFmpeg snapshot.
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