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Re: Debian 9 t: Update Gstreamer Base plugins package to resolve a Gstreamer bug

Hi Henrique,
Thanks very much for detailing the steps involved in getting this patch into a stable Debian 9 release. It looks like I have to do a bunch of testing before I file a bug to get this change into a stable Debian 9 release or even a backport.


On Sun, May 6, 2018 at 7:06 AM, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> wrote:
On Sat, 05 May 2018, Liam O'Toole wrote:
> On 2018-05-05, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, 04 May 2018, Dinesh Iyer wrote:
> >> "You'll have to talk to whoever is providing you your older version of
> >> GStreamer. They will have to backport the fix to that old version, but it
> >> should just cleanly apply to the older versions."
> >>
> >> The patch that needs to be applied is:
> >> https://github.com/GStreamer/gst-plugins-base/commit/9f9000e693694ea33c21607140ffc29aa1734062#diff-acf6f1abae3d918458c7a91ce8a0b3ad
> >>
> >> Is this something that would be possible to do? This would really help me
> >> as this stall is a show stopper for my application.
> >
> > Talking in the general way, yes, it is possible.  I am not one of the
> > DDs responsible for gstream, though.  So all I can tell you is how it
> > would go for one of the packages I am responsible for:
> >
> > Since a stable update is needed, one has to go the long way to get the
> > Debian stable release manager to approve it (it doesn't depend only on
> > the DD responsible for the package).
> >
> > First, you get the fix into unstable (either through a patch, or by
> > ensuring an already fixed version is present).  And wait for it to
> > migrate to testing (usually, five-seven days).
> [...]
> At this point wouldn't it be easier to get the fix into
> stretch-backports?

Yes, backports is alwasy easier.  But it reaches a lot less people.
Your choice, really.

  Henrique Holschuh

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