Bug#496556: gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly: Description notes that the package might cause problem for distribution, but it's in main section

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Tue Aug 26 11:42:23 UTC 2008

severity 496556 normal
retitle 496556 Should clarify or drop part of description which mention possible distribution problems

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008, Carl Fürstenberg wrote:
> The description states at the end: "This packages contains plugins from
> the "ugly" set, a set of good-quality plug-ins that might pose
> distribution problems.". If this is correct, then the package is in the
> wrong section, i.e. should be in non-free if I'm correct;
> Tf this is wrong, plese downgrade this bug to minor and retitle it so it
> points to that the description is wrong.

 Distributions might be an issue because of the libraries the package
 relies on, especially if you want to ship proprietary plugins for
 GStreamer.  GStreamer is mostly LGPL, but if you start mixing GPL bits
 or libraries with it, it becomes GPL; that's why it "might" be

 I think the description represents pretty well the upstream one; we
 have no problem distributing this package or the available build-deps
 in Debian main -- the ftpmasters gave the green light on inclusion
 obviously.  Perhaps we should make it clearer which distribution issues
 it might cause, or that this is an upstream description of this set of
 plugins in the description.

Loïc Minier

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