Totem recommends wrong architecture for plugins

Bug #903801 reported by Sam_ on 2011-12-13
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
totem (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Reproducable with gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly, -bad and -ffmpeg, depending on the preferred music file.
Test case for gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly.
Try to play .mp3 file with Totem.
It recommends to install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly:i386 on an amd64 architecture. (screenshot)
Cancel the dialog due to trouble ahead bug 914696 and rather install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly with apt via terminal.
Via terminal it installs:

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: totem 3.0.1-0ubuntu12
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-4.10-generic 3.2.0-rc5
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-4-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 1.90-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Dec 13 17:14:26 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20111129.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: totem
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :
description: updated
description: updated
Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :
description: updated
Sam_ (and-sam) on 2012-01-11
description: updated
Changed in totem:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :

Comment from upstream developer:
That's not really a bug in totem, more a bug in the distro-specific installer thing that handles the missing plugin messages.

Changed in totem:
status: New → Unknown
Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :

Still the case with
  Installed: 3.0.1-0ubuntu18
  Candidate: 3.0.1-0ubuntu18
  Version table:
 *** 3.0.1-0ubuntu18 0

UI recommends :i386, apt installs amd64 package.
gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly amd64 [356 kB]

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sam_ (and-sam) on 2012-03-25
description: updated
Sam_ (and-sam) on 2012-04-12
description: updated
Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :

No change.
  Version table:
 *** 0
        500 precise/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

  Installed: 3.0.1-0ubuntu21
  Candidate: 3.0.1-0ubuntu21
  Version table:
 *** 3.0.1-0ubuntu21 0
        500 precise/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

tags: added: multiarch
David Carlson (rundmcarlson) wrote :

I went through and manually installed all the dependencies and it seems to have worked. I also installed Medibuntu to try and prevent future problems with it. I can both play and transcode video now in almost all formats.

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

I think it is fixed in Raring :
njin@njin:~$ apt-cache policy gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
  Installed: 0.10.19-2
  Candidate: 0.10.19-2
  Version table:
 *** 0.10.19-2 0
        500 raring/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

installed starting from Precise
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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