[packman] GStreamer installation

Malcolm malcolmlewis at cableone.net
Wed Nov 25 21:43:58 CET 2015

On Wed 25 Nov 2015 09:03:27 PM CST, Martin Schlander wrote:

>Onsdag den 25. november 2015 20:55:19 skrev Martin Schlander:
>> I maintain the codec 1-clicks on opensuse-community.org
>> Recently there's a problem where users with a fresh installation get
>> an incompatible mix of GStreamer packages from Packman (mostly
>> 1.6.x) and from openSUSE (mostly 1.4.x), which leads to audio and
>> video being broken on their systems.
>> I can't seem to figure out a good way to ensure that users get a
>> consistent, working set of GStreamer packages from Packman via a
>> 1-click.
>> It would seem that some dependencies are missing, and that
>> some/most/all of these packages should ideally require >=1.6.x of
>> other GStreamer packages. Or alternatively some kind of meta package
>> could be available.
>> Is 'zypper dup --from [Packman]' (or "switch system packages" in
>> YaST) really the only way to ensure a consistent install, or am I
>> missing something?  
>I forgot to mention that the issue affects openSUSE Leap 42.1. 
>But Tumbleweed might be affected too, since that appears to still have 
>gstreamer 1.4.x too.
I've pushed a fix for gstreamer-plugins-ugly to multimedia:libs, there
is also a minor update to gstreamer-plugins-libav waiting to be

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