Bug#585973: libgstffmpeg.so linked to missing libva-

Christopher David Howie me at chrishowie.com
Tue Jun 15 09:43:10 UTC 2010

Package: gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
Version: 0.10.10-1
Severity: grave

/usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10/libgstffmpeg.so appears to be linked to
libva-, which is not available at all in lenny.

$ apt-cache policy gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
  Installed: 0.10.10-1
  Candidate: 0.10.10-1
  Version table:
 *** 0.10.10-1 0
        900 http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/main Packages
        800 http://ftp.us.debian.org sid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

$ ldd /usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10/libgstffmpeg.so | grep 'not found'
	libva- => not found

This renders the plugin useless, causing every gstreamer-based media
player I have to fail (totem mainly).  See this output, for example:

$ gst-launch-0.10 filesrc location=test.avi ! decodebin ! autovideosink
Setting pipeline to PAUSED ...
Pipeline is PREROLLING ...

(gst-launch-0.10:8507): GStreamer-WARNING **: Failed to load plugin
'/usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10/libgstffmpeg.so': libva- cannot
open shared object file: No such file or directory
ERROR: from element
Internal data stream error.
Additional debug info:
gstavidemux.c(5111): gst_avi_demux_loop ():
streaming stopped, reason not-linked
ERROR: pipeline doesn't want to preroll.
Setting pipeline to NULL ...
Freeing pipeline ...

It appears that decodebin gives up entirely decoding the video stream
and decodes the audio only; replacing autovideosink with autoaudiosink
plays the audio stream without error, and linking decodebin to an
autoaudiosink and a fakesink results in a not-linked error.

Chris Howie

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