camera/detect and camera/still don't run because they depend on xawtv which is not installed by default

Bug #855538 reported by Brendan Donegan on 2011-09-21
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Bug Description

In the Ubuntu Friendly whitelist there are two tests which depend on the package xawtv, camera/still and camera/detect. Since xawtv is not installed in Ubuntu by default these tests will be skipped. Solutions are:

1.) Get xawtv in Ubuntu (hard)
2.) Remove the xawtv dependency
3.) Remove the tests (there are still some camera tests that don't depend on xawtv (like camera/display)

Jeff Lane (bladernr) wrote :

xawtv is used by the camera_test script to do a hardware scan and dump info about cameras it finds.

Everything else in that script uses other tools. So we just need to find a way, within Oneiric, to detect the camera without using xawtv...

Daniel Manrique (roadmr) wrote :

according to v4l documentation, device files will be created in /dev/v4l/by-{path,id} for detected devices that are v4l-capable.

I'm pretty sure camera/still can be rewritten to use something within gstreamer rather than xawtv.

Anyway, it's a starting point and given that we know where to start working on this, I'll mark as triaged, importance: medium as it'd be good to eliminate dependencies on stuff not in main.

Changed in checkbox:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: checkbox-testsuite
Ara Pulido (ara) wrote :

This was fixed in the latest upload to Ubuntu

Changed in checkbox:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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