[FFmpeg-devel] Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 18 13:39:37 CEST 2014

Hi Thomas,

On 18.08.2014 08:36, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> There's been a very well commented technical reason stated here: the
> release team don't want to deal with 2 of the same library that are
> doing (nearly) the same things, with potentially the same security
> issues that we'd have to fix twice rather than once.

Why is it a security problem to have FFmpeg and Libav, but apparently no 
problem to have MySQL, MariaDB and PerconaDB?

This seems quite arbitrary to me, especially since there have been 
already 36 CVEs in 2014 for MySQL [1], of which 26 apparently are also 
relevant for MariaDB [2] and PerconaDB [3], but only 7 for FFmpeg [4] 
and 8 for Libav [5] in the same time.

Best regards,

1: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/mysql-5.5
2: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/mariadb-5.5
4: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/ffmpeg
5: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/libav

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