[Mageia-dev] on demand installation of gstreamer codecs

Luc Menut lmenut at free.fr
Wed Mar 30 23:24:15 CEST 2011

Hi all,

Currently, pk-gstreamer-install is the preferred 
gst-install-plugins-helper in update-alternatives and prefer.vendor.list.
When it try to install a missing codec, I obtain these messages and it 
doesn't install the needed codec.
** Message: PackageKit: structure: 
** Message: PackageKit: Did not install codec: Failed to search for provides

IIRC, in order to install missing gstreamer codec packages, the 
packagekit backend should have the Whatprovides feature, but the urpmi 
backend doesn't have this feature yet.

Is it planned to have whatprovides in the urpmi backend before the 
release of Mageia 1? or should we revert to use codeina? or another 


PS: I've already done part of the work locally, in order to have a 
functionnal codeina in mageia. If you decide to use codeina, I'll commit 
the changes.

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