[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#689116: xfce4-mixer: depends on gstreamer0.10-audiosink which is provided by too many packages

Dominik George nik at naturalnet.de
Sat Sep 29 09:49:53 UTC 2012

Package: xfce4-mixer
Version: 4.8.0-3+b1
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

The packages xfce4-mixer and xfce4-volumed depend on
gstreamer0.10-audiosink, with gstreamer0.10-alsa preferred, because
theyneed a gstreamer plugin that provides mixer control.

However, due to other packages in the xfce desktop task, other packages
like gstreamer0.10-gconf become pulled in earlier, fulfilling the
audiosink dependency on -mixer and -volumed.

Sadly, some packages that provide the gstreamer0.10-audiosink virtual
package do not satisfy the need for a mixer control.

I am not sure whether this bug has to be fixed by XFCE or by GStreamer,
however, I am positive that there has to be a way to have -mixer and
-volumed depend on something that really provides a mixer control.

I declare this bug grave because it renders XFCE's audio subsystem
broken in a standard Debian desktop installation.

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

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4-mixer depends on:
ii  gstreamer0.10-alsa [gstreamer0.10-audiosink]          0.10.36-1
ii  gstreamer0.10-gconf [gstreamer0.10-audiosink]         0.10.31-3
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad [gstreamer0.10-audiosink]   0.10.23-7
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-base                            0.10.36-1
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good [gstreamer0.10-audiosink]  0.10.31-3
ii  libc6                                                 2.13-35
ii  libcairo2                                             1.12.2-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                                    2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                                          2.32.3-1
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0                       0.10.36-1
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0                                    0.10.36-1
ii  libgtk2.0-0                                           2.24.10-2
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0                                        4.8.1-1
ii  libxfce4util4                                         4.8.2-1
ii  libxfconf-0-2                                         4.8.1-1
ii  xfce4-panel                                           4.8.6-3

xfce4-mixer recommends no packages.

xfce4-mixer suggests no packages.

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