question about gstreamer-0.10

James Livingston doclivingston at
Fri Jan 20 10:46:29 GMT 2006

On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 11:27 +0100, Milo Casagrande wrote:
> I'm using Dapper and I have both 0.8 and 0.10 installed, I think I'm
> using the 0.10 as totem and rhythmbox use it, but what about the
> plugins? I have both installed, is it ok to remove all the 0.8 packages
> or the 0.8 plugins can still be used side-by-side with the 0.10
> version? 

GStreamer 0.8 and 0.10 are "parallel installable", which means that both
can be installed at once. It's safe to remove 0.8 if you don't have
anything that needs it. At the moment I think there are still packages
that use it - basically if apt complains that something needs it, so
will have to be removed, then you still need it.

There are separate plugins for 0.8 and 0.10, so whether you need the 0.8
ones depends on whether you need gstreamer 0.8 still.

> another question: the 0.8 version had the gst-register-0.8 program but I
> can't see a 0.10 version, is it ok to use the 0.8 version even with
> gstreamer-0.10 isntalled?

gst-register isn't needed in 0.10, GStreamer deals with that by itself.
The 0.8 version updates the registry of plugins for gst 0.8; 0.10 isn't


James "Doc" Livingston
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