infrastructure to export the codec installation,informations

Sebastian Dröge slomo at
Wed Aug 13 12:42:23 UTC 2008

Am Mittwoch, den 13.08.2008, 14:27 +0200 schrieb Fabian Greffrath:
> Sebastian Dröge schrieb:
> > I'll probably write that now as extending g-a-i to do what we want seems
> > to be more work than writing a new application :)
> Erm... I've got a question. Let's say I have both Debian stable and 
> unstable in my sources.list and g-a-i is going to install a 
> gstreamer0.10-plugins package because I am missing a codec. Now let's 
> say that this one codec has moved from -bad in stable to -good in 
> unstable. Which package will be installed?

Only the candidate versions will be searched for the control fields and
will be installed.

> Another question: Having a look at the source for -bad, I've seen that 
> there is some code in ext/swfdec while on the other hand the swfdec 
> package in Debian depends on gstreamer for playback. Is this a 
> circular dependency or am I missing something? Which library is using 
> the other one respectively?

ext/swfdec is a gstreamer plugin for swfdec0.3 or something and not very
usable. swfdec currently depends on gstreamer and this way it will
always be ;)
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