Bug#697025: gstreamer0.10: please re-upload built against GLib 2.32

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Wed Jan 9 21:54:27 UTC 2013

On 09.01.2013 22:29, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On 01/01/13 13:26, Julien Cristau wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 23:28:13 +0000, Simon McVittie wrote:
>>> I've only tested this fairly trivially (totem still plays
>>> videos); I'll do some more testing before uploading if it becomes
>>> necessary, but it'd be better if a maintainer could do proper
>>> testing and a MU.
> Any maintainer opinions on this?
>> This seems to be missing a way to ensure plugins get a dependency
>> on the rebuilt libgstreamer0.10-0 (or whatever else is needed to
>> prevent the combination of a gstreamer and plugin that disagree on
>> the size of structs)?
> As far as I can work out, bumping libgstreamer0.10-0's shlibs would only
> help to achieve this if we additionally NMU a bunch of packages to
> rebuild them against the new libgstreamer0.10-0 so they get a
> dependency. Some of them are multiarch and would thus need a sourceful
> upload (gst-plugins-*0.10, *farstream*, etc.) so that doesn't seem
> ideal; most of the affected packages have the new ABI already.

How many would need a sourceful upload?

> One alternative would be for libgstreamer0.10-0 to have versioned Breaks
> on those packages, which would reduce the number of uploads considerably.
> Another alternative would be to add Breaks to libglib2.0-0 and rely on
> the fact that a newly-built libgstreamer0.10-0 already picks up
> Depends: libglib2.0-0 (>> squeeze's), and so squeeze-to-wheezy partial
> upgrades that pull in the new libgstreamer0.10-0 also pull in the new
> libglib2.0-0, which forces the other affected packages to be upgraded
> or removed.

I've just dropped a bunch of Breaks from libglib2.0-0 since that broke
the dist-upgrade of a default GNOME installation. [1]

I'm worried that adding new Breaks to libglib2.0-0 might bring back
those problems.


[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=676485
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