swh-plugins package crashes gstreamer0.8-anything...
Bug report on amd64: for some time, I had been puzzled by the
postinst of all gstreamer0.8 output plugins segfaulting, namely
gst-compprep-0.8 would segfault.
After getting sick at it, since my system works otherwise very
well, I investigated this a bit further using strace, and found out that
the segfault happened immediately after opening some ladspa libraries.
Some digging later, to single out the culprit, I foud that if I
uninstalled the swh-plugins package gst-compprep-0.8 would not segfault
Now I have a fully working gstreamer, and do not miss much
swh-plugins, but perhaps somebody will be interested in knowing about this
problem, perhaps adding a note or a conflicts in the amd64 version of
swh-plugins to avoid other people unneededly wasting time on the same
problem or even digging into the code with a debugger, finding and
correcting the underlying bug.
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