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FS#59686 - [x264] Forced dependency on graphical (X11) packages

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Matthew G (djmattyg007) - Friday, 17 August 2018, 10:23 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Saturday, 18 August 2018, 05:05 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Prior to the libx264 and x264 packages being merged, it was possible to compile a headless version of ffmpeg by depending solely on libx264. Now that libx264 is part of the x264 package, there is a circular dependency between ffmpeg and x264, and it isn't possible to compile ffmpeg manually (such as to compile a headless version) without bringing in potentially unwanted graphical packages, or compiling libx264 as well.

Basically, it doesn't seem to make much sense that in order to be able to compile ffmpeg, one must already have ffmpeg installed, or be willing to also manually compile some of its dependencies.
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Closed by  Doug Newgard (Scimmia)
Saturday, 18 August 2018, 05:05 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug