Bug#717913: gstreamer1.0-plugins-good: cairo plugin missing

Adrian Daerr adrian.daerr at gmx.de
Fri Jul 26 13:50:53 UTC 2013

Package: gstreamer1.0-plugins-good
Version: 1.1.2-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainers,

For versions 1.0.7 and 1.0.8 (current version in jessie and sid), at least the
cairo plugin is missing from the installed libraries.

More specifically, there is a discrepancy between the listing of 'good'
gstreamer plugins according to the installed documentation (from gstreamer1.0
-plugins-good-doc), as given by


and the shared libraries installed by the binary package. One example is
cairo / libgstcairo.so

The cairo plugin appears in the package currently in Debian experimental
(version 1.1.2), and works as expected, so I do not know whether this is a
packaging issue or an upstream issue of documentation being ahead of

-- workaround --
Install gstreamer1.0-plugins-good from experimental (currently = 1.1.2)

-- how to reproduce the bug --
The command
  gst-inspect-1.0 |grep cairo
is expected to produce the output
  cairo:  cairooverlay: Cairo overlay
but outputs nothing with the gstreamer1.0-plugins-good currently in jessie or

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.9-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gstreamer1.0-plugins-good depends on:
ii  gstreamer1.0-plugins-base         1.1.2-1
ii  libaa1                            1.4p5-40
ii  libavc1394-0                      0.5.4-2
ii  libbz2-1.0                        1.0.6-4
ii  libc6                             2.17-7
ii  libcaca0                          0.99.beta18-1
ii  libcairo-gobject2                 1.12.14-4
ii  libcairo2                         1.12.14-4
ii  libdv4                            1.0.0-6
ii  libflac8                          1.3.0-1
ii  libgcc1                           1:4.8.1-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                2.28.2-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                      2.36.3-3
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0    1.1.2-1
ii  libgstreamer1.0-0                 1.1.2-1
ii  libiec61883-0                     1.2.0-0.1
ii  libjack-jackd2-0 [libjack-0.116]
ii  libjpeg8                          8d-1
ii  liborc-0.4-0                      1:0.4.17-2
ii  libpng12-0                        1.2.49-4
ii  libraw1394-11                     2.1.0-1
ii  libshout3                         2.3.1-3
ii  libsoup2.4-1                      2.42.2-6
ii  libspeex1                         1.2~rc1-7
ii  libstdc++6                        4.8.1-2
ii  libtag1c2a                        1.8-2
ii  libv4l-0                          0.8.9-4
ii  libvpx1                           1.2.0-2
ii  libwavpack1                       4.60.1-3
ii  libx11-6                          2:1.6.0-1
ii  libxdamage1                       1:1.1.4-1
ii  libxext6                          2:1.3.2-1
ii  libxfixes3                        1:5.0.1-1
ii  libxv1                            2:1.0.7-1+deb7u1
ii  zlib1g                            1:1.2.8.dfsg-1

Versions of packages gstreamer1.0-plugins-good recommends:
ii  gstreamer1.0-x  1.1.2-1

gstreamer1.0-plugins-good suggests no packages.

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