Bug#894387: gst-plugins-bad1.0: Corebird can't playvideos anymore

Sebastian Dröge slomo at debian.org
Thu Mar 29 17:42:15 UTC 2018

On Thu, 2018-03-29 at 19:24 +0200, Philip Rinn wrote:
> > So we'll have to get that solved somehow
> Is there another solution than adding a dependency on gstreamer1.0-
> gtk3 in corebird? (Besides adding it to gstreamer1.0-plugins-good
> which you obviously don't want).

GStreamer has a mechanism to tell you about missing plugins and ask the
user to install it. On Debian this is handled via
/etc/alternatives/gstreamer-codec-install , which usually then points
to packagekit and would ask the user to install the gstreamer1.0-gtk3
package then.

But as corebird apparently does not use that API in the current
version, that's also not a very useful solution.

I don't see a solution that a) requires no changes to corebird, b)
doesn't let gstreamer1.0-plugins-good (or -bad) pull in GTK as a
dependency and defeat the purpose of splitting it off into its own

We should really just somehow get the new package into testing fast,
which is currently blocked on mesa.
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