[Speex-dev] please promote libspeex1 (speex-1.2rc1) to libspeex on Sarge before end of month

James Salsman jsalsman at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 13:10:53 PDT 2009

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 1:18 AM, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 07:23:58PM -0700, James Salsman wrote:
>> Apparently, on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (which is based on Sarge,
> Wrong. Ubuntu LTS is not maintained by Debian. Please use the Ubuntu BTS
> for problems with its packages.

I understand that Ubuntu is not maintained by Debian, but it is based on it.

As for the Ubuntu BTS, I can't figure it out; for example:
seem to suggest that a bunch of Ubuntu mods were made before 1.2rc1
was available.  After the diffs are examined to see whether they are
still needed, why not do a back-fill?  The Speex vocodec is certainly
more free in all the ways Debian cares about than an aversion to
Ubuntu should be able to outweigh, right?

If Debian has an extra fork between libspeex and libspeex1, then that
could be a similar problem worth trying to fix at the same time, but I
don't know enough to say for sure.

>> which is being discontinued at the end of the month),
> Which has become "stable" (as in: don't touch it unless you really have
> to") long ago, even "oldstable", and now even displaced of that position.
> Nobody is even close to touching it.

It couldn't hurt to ask, right?

>> you can't configure or
>> compile ffmpeg with --enable-libspeex unless you get the speex-1.2rc1
>> tarball from libspeex1 or http://www.speex.org/downloads/ and
>> ./configure with --prefix=/usr [1].  (not "--target=" as earlier, sorry)
>> Apparently libspeex1 users also need libspeexdsp [2] (libspeexdsp1? [3])
> libspeexdsp is made of the same source package as libspeex. In previous
> versions its functionality has been included in libspeex.so itself. If
> the package does not yet have libspeexdsp.so, libspeex.so might just
> work (but has a potential for other breakages, as pointed out in that
> thread)

How do libspeex1 and libspeexdsp1 figure in to all this?

>> Could someone please approve migration of the entirety of speex-1.2rc1
>> to libspeex on Sarge (unless, for example, the command line tools
>> aren't backwards-compatible, but I can't see the reason for breaking
>> out the dsp functions into separate packages) before the end of this
>> month?
>> Thank you!
>> [1] http://lists.xiph.org/pipermail/speex-dev/2009-March/007155.html
>> [2] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-voip-maintainers/2008-September/012143.html
>> [3] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-voip-maintainers/2008-October/012443.html

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