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Re: buildlink breakage on libwebp? [PATCH]

Am Mon, 17 Aug 2020 23:20:50 +0200
schrieb Joerg Sonnenberger <>: 

> "WebP in TIFF" makes a lot of sense, given that TIFF is kind of a meta
> container. The other way is more a candidate for a webp-tools package.

I perhaps did not look deep enough. If it's just tools to convert
from/to TIFF an WebP, then dropping them from libwebp package and adding
webp-tools seems like the thing to do. Until someone does that, I
recommend either my hotfix or the equivalent on the libwebp side. The
mind still boggles a bit thinking about a WebP picture in TIFF
container being converted to WebP in WebP container … but well. I went
by the Linux From Scratch book which mentioned WebP in TIFF as optional
and TIFF in WebP as recommened, based on a lack of separation between
tools and lib.

It's still a bit of packaging insanity, even if manageable with hacking
around. The WebP folks should provide the library separately from
tools. Should be possible to do that from a common repository. But
then, nowadays you can be happy that folks do release tarballs at all.

Alrighty then,


Dr. Thomas Orgis
HPC @ Universität Hamburg

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