[gst-devel] gst-register

Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller uraeus at linuxrising.org
Thu Oct 21 08:14:23 CEST 2004

The registry moved from /etc/gstreamer to /var/cache/gstreamer-0.8

The gst-registry applications falls back to creating a registry
under /root if it is unable to create a registry under the designated
location. If this happens under Debian I think that must be a Debian
packaging bug. I am using Fedora myself and here the registry is
generated correctly under /var/cache.


On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 14:59 +0200, Thomas Kuleßa wrote:
> Hi,
> I am about to package my gstreamer based app for Debian.
> As part of the installation process 
> "gst-register --gst-plugin-path=<myapp>" gets called from the post
> installation script to register the application specific plugins.
> The first problem is, that the registry.xml file will be created
> in /root/.gstreamer/, which is useless. I remember an older version of
> gstreamer created it somewhere under /etc. The manual says the same. At
> least under Sarge with the gstreamer-0.8 packages there is no
> /etc/gstreamer directory. So is this a Debian specific bug, or is the
> registry process broken in general?
> Another more fundamental problem with gst-register is, that it simply
> overwrites the registry file, instead of updating it. So it can not be
> used by different gstreamer based apps which each bring their own
> plugins and which do not know of each other. Has anybody spent a thought
> about this already?
> Thanks for help,
> Thomas
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