gnome-online-accounts should recommend dleyna-server for Media Server support

Bug #1738448 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2017-12-15
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Bug Description

Because dleyna-server is in universe, Ubuntu's gnome-online-accounts cannot recommend it like the Debian package does. I have pushed a hack to Debian to allow us to sync gnome-online-accounts and for the dependencies to be handled correctly.
https://anonscm.debian.org/git/pkg-gnome/gnome-online-accounts.git/commit/?id=e544639

I am filing this as an informational bug since this issue will now be less visible than if there was a persistent diff with Debian.

I think this will make the Media Server option in Settings > Online Accounts not work, but I don't have a Media Server here to test right now. This issue affects Ubuntu 17.10 and newer.

Ideally, the Media Server account type should be hidden if it doesn't work, or modified to allow a user to easily install dleyna-server via PackageKit.

Or we could try to get dleyna-server in to Ubuntu main.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-12-15
description: updated
tags: added: artful bionic gnome-17.10
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-online-accounts - 3.26.2-2

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gnome-online-accounts (3.26.2-2) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Update Vcs fields for migration to https://salsa.debian.org/
  * Use dh_missing --fail-missing
  * Don't enable Media Server option and drop dleyna-server recommends.
    It is an experimental untested feature that was only used in GNOME
    Photos and the GNOME Photos maintainer recommended we disable it.
    (LP: #1738448)

 -- Jeremy Bicha <email address hidden> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 20:29:48 -0500

Changed in gnome-online-accounts (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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