Bug#894387: gst-plugins-bad1.0: Corebird can't playvideos anymore
rinni at inventati.org
Thu Mar 29 17:57:17 UTC 2018
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On 29.03.2018 at 19:42, Sebastian Dröge wrote:
> 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
> But as corebird apparently does not use that API in the current version,
> that's also not a very useful solution.
I'll ask upstream to implement it, seems useful.
> 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 package.
I just uploaded a version of corebird which depends on gstreamer1.0-gtk3.
> We should really just somehow get the new package into testing fast, which is
> currently blocked on mesa.
Yes, that would be helpful.
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