[webkit-gtk] webkitgtk requiring 'bad' gstreamer plugins is a problem for Ubuntu

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 12:34:48 PDT 2017

FWIW in ArchLinux gstreamers don't even install if you don't explicitly
install them so I believe, at least in WebKitGTK+ there's no reason to ship
with bad plugins as default.

On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 8:18 PM, Jeremy Bicha <jbicha at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I uploaded webkit2gtk 2.17.90 to Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha since we intend to
> have Ubuntu 17.10's release include 2.18.
> I had to use -DUSE_GSTREAMER_GL=OFF because webkit2gtk is in Ubuntu 'main'
> and it is not permitted for 'main' packages to have binary dependencies on
> Ubuntu 'universe' packages like the 'bad' gstreamer plugins.
> Which particular 'bad' plugins are needed for this feature?
> Could you ask gstreamer to move them to 'good'?
> What are the consequences of setting that build flag?
> Thanks,
> Jeremy Bicha
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