Xpra: Ticket #1751: deb: switch back to system libraries for ffmpeg on newer distros

Newer Debian / Ubuntu distros provide ffmpeg libraries that are recent enough for us to use:

We should deprecate our private package (#1256) for those distros and ensure we build against the system version. This may require using Conflicts and Replaces tags to ensure the package is not installed.

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:26:27 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed

Done for "bionic" in r18106.


Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:58:48 GMT - Antoine Martin:

r18222: buster should now upgrade and remove the old ffmpeg-xpra

Let's not deal with stretch and artful, leaving it to the distro upgrade to make the transition to the new dependencies.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:09:25 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed; resolution set

This will do for now, hopefully ffmpeg 4.0 won't force us to use functions that aren't available in 3.4.x (see #1772)

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 05:16:59 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Had to clean the build chroot and remove ffmpeg-xpra to ensure it doesn't get picked up by the build file because then the DEB both depends and conflicts with the ffmpeg package!

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 16:53:23 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Removed completely in v4: r23978.

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 05:32:49 GMT - migration script:

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/1751