[gst-announce] Attention: Packagers of GStreamer tarballs

Jan Schmidt thaytan at noraisin.net
Wed May 17 08:27:01 PDT 2006

I found a small bug in the GStreamer build system, introduced at the
start of April, which exposes a bug in the registry cache.

The end result, sadly, is that applications based on GStreamer end up
opening a bunch of plugins (sometimes ALL of them) every time they

Neatly, the problem only on happens in packaged builds where a
--with-package-name or --with-package-origin is being passed to
configure, so there was never any chance we'd see it in CVS.

Packagers of various distros that have built packages for GStreamer in
the last 6 weeks should take a look at:


Jan Schmidt thaytan at noraisin.net

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