gst-install wants to install i386-version of codec packages on amd64

Bug #899001 reported by Jan Rathmann on 2011-12-02
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
sessioninstaller (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


I was testing video playback in Precise Alpha 1 and tried to watch a MP4 video file.

After Totem started, the gst-install window came up correctly but wanted to install the i386-versions of the corresponding codec packages (see attached screenshot). The amd64-versions were also shown but unselected by default.

Selecting the amd64 packages and trying to install them failed after some time with an "unexspected error" that occured (detailed error message: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus) ).

Kind regards,

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: sessioninstaller 0.20+bzr123-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-2.5-generic 3.2.0-rc3
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-2-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.90-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Dec 2 09:20:36 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gst-install
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20111129.1)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: sessioninstaller
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jan Rathmann (kaiserclaudius) wrote :
Changed in sessioninstaller (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Jan Rathmann (kaiserclaudius) wrote :

Still present in daily build 20120109.
The situation has improved a little, now it worked at least to install the amd64 codec packages after manually selecting them.

tags: added: iso-testing

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki) wrote :

Same situation here on a fresh install on up-to-date precise. gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad:i386 is selected to be installed by default (for me, gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg:i386 is not selected by default). Unselecting that and selecting the normal (non-:i386) ffmpeg manually works.

Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2012-04-02
Changed in sessioninstaller (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2012-04-02
Changed in sessioninstaller (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-12.04
Changed in sessioninstaller (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki) wrote :

Any ETA on when this would be released? SRU soon after 12.04 release?

Thanks for working on it.

It must be added in 12.04 by release. This should've been marked as critical. In reality, it means a new user can't play music or video. I'm supposed to send out demo videos to journalists so they can see how easy it is to use and write about it in time for release. But I just can't do that until this is fixed. So it's really a blocker to me.

ghomem (gustavo) wrote :

After an

apt-get upgrade

(and reboot) the problem remains as of today.

Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 x64

This affects all type of videos plus mp3 and wav files.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package sessioninstaller - 0.20+bzr128-0ubuntu1

sessioninstaller (0.20+bzr128-0ubuntu1) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * New upstream release that fixes:
    - merged lp:~aptdaemon-developers/sessioninstaller/multiarch
      LP: #899001
    - Fix missing translation for the restrcited packages tooltip
      LP: #972427
    - Don't translate debugging messages LP: #792436
    - Fix a string substition if the sender_name of InstallPackageNames
      is unknown
    - Check if packages are available at all and show a corresponding
      error message if not (string addition) instead of a generic and
      no descriptive message
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:04:59 +0200

Changed in sessioninstaller (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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