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Change in dependency of libxine1 and broken new package

I recently ran

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
To my horror I found that "libxine1" depended on gnome packages while I'm a KDE user. The fact is libxine1 depends on libxine1-plugins which depends on libxine1-gnome and so all this.

I know I can circumvent this by installing libxine1-misc-plugins instead and did so. Now none of my video files played with kaffeine I keep getting the error

No video drivers initialized
Why all this confusion what was wrong with the previous dependencies of libxine1? Also, why is libxine1-misc-plugins so badly broken? Has anyone else experienced the same problem?

nx5000 11-28-2007 03:38 PM


To my horror I found that "libxine1" depended on gnome packages
Are you sure about this?
$apt-cache depends libxine1
Depends: libasound2
Depends: libc6
Depends: libdirectfb-0.9-25
Depends: libflac8
|Depends: libgl1-mesa-glx
Depends: <libgl1>
|Depends: libglu1-mesa
Depends: <libglu1>
Depends: libjack0
Depends: libmagick9
Depends: libmng1
Depends: libmodplug0c2
Depends: libmpcdec3
Depends: libogg0
Depends: libpulse0
Depends: libsdl1.2debian
Depends: libsmbclient
Depends: libspeex1
Depends: libstdc++6
Depends: libtheora0
Depends: libvorbis0a
Depends: libx11-6
Depends: libxcb-shape0
Depends: libxcb-shm0
Depends: libxcb-xv0
Depends: libxcb1
Depends: libxext6
Depends: libxine1
Depends: libxine1
Depends: libxinerama1
Depends: libxv1
Depends: libxvmc1
Depends: zlib1g
Suggests: libxine1-plugins
Suggests: xine-ui
Suggests: gxine
Recommends: libxine1-ffmpeg
|Recommends: libxine1-doc
Recommends: <libxine-doc>

You can always try to remove libxine1-plugins 11-28-2007 09:25 PM

That is true in the initial version of the package in Gutsy. But try upgrading it with

apt-get dist-upgrade
Then libxine1 is upgradable and has optional dependency on one of the following 2:

libxine1-plugins depends on libxine1-gnome. libxine1-misc-plugins does not depend on gnome but for some reason is broken and does not play videos.

See the dependencies at, 11-28-2007 09:32 PM

I feel this is a bug. I have reported it at,

nx5000 11-29-2007 06:02 AM

Version: 1.1.8-2


TBH, I've expected this behavior, and actually, we initially planned to
not have libxine1-plugins depend on libxine1-gnome. However, stable did
have all these plugins as dependencies. Since it is a requirement that
partial upgrades work, we cannot loosen them until lenny release.

I'm closing this bug for now, since there is nothing that we can do for
lenny, and I won't forget this. however, thanks again for reporting
this and your pretty good analysis. 11-29-2007 06:32 AM

Hmmm... I understand this. But, what keeps wondering is why did Ubuntu had to create the dependency on libxine1-plugins, though at the time of Gutsy release the dependency did not exist.

Anyway, I hope someone confirms the bug reported at,

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