Backport Gstreamer-0.10.11 & jokosher

Martin Meredith martin at
Fri Jan 19 08:38:10 GMT 2007

On Fri, 2007-01-19 at 08:30 +0100, Sebastian Dröge wrote:
> On Fr, 2007-01-19 at 01:39 +0000, Martin Meredith wrote:
> > I'm currently working on backporting Gstreamer 0.10.11 (gstreamer0.10,
> > gstreamer0.10-plugins-base, gstreamer0.10-plugins-good, python-gst0.10,
> > gstreamer0.10-gnonlin) to edgy so that jokosher can be backported.
> > 
> > Can anyone forsee any major issues if I do this and it gets pushed to
> > edgy-backports (So far, all my testing seems fine!)
> No, IMHO that's a very good idea as the new versions also fix many
> bugs ;) While at it you could also backport the other gstreamer*
> packages though :)

Already done quite a few of them...

> For gstreamer0.10 and gst-plugins-base0.10 it's probably better to stay
> with 0.10.11 instead of the CVS snapshots we currently have in feisty...
> is it possible to get versions into the backports that are already
> superseded and removed in feisty?

Colin - is this at all possible? also, some of them will need to be
installed to build against for the other versions - does backports build
against backports at the moment?

Daniel has raised some objections to the backport... I'm quite happy for
this to either go the way of a private repository, or through
-backports, whichever way people think suitable. People have been using
Jokosher fine with the run script that Stuart made, with no adverse
effects, and a quote follows from #gstreamer (FUD snipped - full log
available on request)

<Mez>	MikeS, I have plans to backport gstreamer 0.10.11 from feisty to
<Mez>	so that i can backport jokosher 0.2 :P
<Mez>	but i'm wondering what issues that may cause
<MikeS>	Mez: that's not a backport, that's just "using 0.10.11 on edgy".
I do that all the time, it works fine.
<Mez>	MikeS, well I'm on about ubuntu backports
<Mez>	If new updated Ubuntu packages are built for an application, then
they go into Ubuntu Backports. See
<MikeS>	Mez: well, yeah, ubuntu inherited some terminology misuse from
debian. That's not a good reason to continue misusing the terminology.
<Mez>	MikeS, so -if I were to (using my definition) "backport" gstreamer
0.10.11 it wouldnt cause any issues at all /
<MikeS>	Mez: running gstreamer 0.10.11 on edgy is normal. Many of the
gstreamer developers do precisely that. If _anything_ breaks, we fucked
up, please tell us. I don't expect it to, though.

What are people's thoughts

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