[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#590145: chromium-browser: Upstream ban on gecko-mediaplayer plugin must be removed

Dimitar Kavlakov dkavlakov at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 08:53:14 UTC 2010

Package: chromium-browser
Version: 5.0.375.99~r51029-4
Severity: normal

The plugin "gecko-mediaplayer" was blacklisted in the upstream some
time ago because of bug #24507, that is speciffic to several other
Linux distributions. Debian was never amongst the distributions where
this bug appeared and gecko-mediaplayer is currently the only plugin
of this kind that is usable, supported and reliable. Because of this
the blacklisting can and must be removed from Debian port.

I am using this plugin constantly and since the ban was forced to
manually edit both chrome and chromium binaries after each upgrade on
each computer. Fortunately this also means i can assure that the
plugin continues to work fine on Debian with all stable and
development versions of Chromium and Chrome released since it was

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-2-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=bg_BG.CP1251, LC_CTYPE=bg_BG.CP1251 (charmap=CP1251)
(ignored: LC_ALL set to bg_BG.CP1251)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages chromium-browser depends on:
ii  chromium-browser-ins 5.0.375.99~r51029-4 page inspector for the chromium-br
ii  libasound2           1.0.23-1            shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libatk1.0-0          1.30.0-1            The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbz2-1.0           1.0.5-4             high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  libc6                2.11.2-2            Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2            1.9.8-1             The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3          1.2.24-2            simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2     0.86-1              simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libevent-1.4-2       1.4.13-stable-1     An asynchronous event notification
ii  libexpat1            2.0.1-7             XML parsing C library - runtime li
ii  libfontconfig1       2.8.0-2.1           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6         2.4.0-2             FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1              1:4.4.4-7           GCC support library
ii  libgconf2-4          2.28.1-3            GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [lib 7.8.1-2             A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libglewmx1.5         1.5.4-1             The OpenGL Extension Wrangler - ru
ii  libglib2.0-0         2.24.1-1            The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0          2.20.1-1            The GTK+ graphical user interface
ii  libicu44             4.4.1-5             International Components for Unico
ii  libjpeg62            6b1-1               The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG
ii  libnspr4-0d          4.8.4-2             NetScape Portable Runtime Library
ii  libnss3-1d           3.12.6-3            Network Security Service libraries
ii  libpango1.0-0        1.28.1-1            Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0           1.2.44-1            PNG library - runtime
ii  libprotobuf6         2.3.0-2.1           protocol buffers C++ library
ii  libstdc++6           4.4.4-7             The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libv8-2.2.18         2.2.18-1            V8 JavaScript Engine
ii  libvpx0              0.9.1-1             VP8 video codec (shared library)
ii  libx11-6             2:1.3.3-3           X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6             2:1.1.2-1           X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxml2              2.7.7.dfsg-4        GNOME XML library
ii  libxrender1          1:0.9.6-1           X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxslt1.1           1.1.26-5            XSLT 1.0 processing library - runt
ii  libxss1              1:1.2.0-2           X11 Screen Saver extension library
ii  xdg-utils            1.0.2+cvs20100307-1 desktop integration utilities from
ii  zlib1g               1:    compression library - runtime

chromium-browser recommends no packages.

Versions of packages chromium-browser suggests:
ii  chromium-browser-l10 5.0.375.99~r51029-4 chromium-browser language packages

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