[oi-dev] [HEADS UP] Gstreamer plugins in /hipster-encumbered

Alexander Pyhalov alp at rsu.ru
Sat Sep 12 11:32:41 UTC 2015

The message concerns OpenIndiana Hipster desktop users.
I'd like to inform you that now we have all main gstreamer plugins 
available in /hipster-encumbered repository.
I believe that the set of plugins is more reach and functional then in 
old /sfe and /sfe-encumbered repositories.
So, if you don't live in US (because I can't advise you to break even 
stupid laws of your country ;)), I encourage you to test and use new 
repository. In brief, to switch to new repository, you should do the 
- create backup BE,
- uninstall all packages from /sfe or /sfe-encumbered,
- remove old /sfe and /sfe-encumbered publishers,
- set new /hipster-encumbered publisher,
- install new packages :

# beadm create oi-pre-sfe-removal
# pkg list |grep '(sfe' |awk '{ print $1; }'  |xargs pkg uninstall 
# pkg unset-publisher sfe
# pkg unset-publisher sfe-encumbered
# pkg set-publisher -g http://pkg.openindiana.org/hipster-encumbered 
# pkg install 
pkg://hipster-encumbered/library/audio/gstreamer/plugin/bad \
           pkg://hipster-encumbered/library/audio/gstreamer/plugin/ugly \

I'm especially happy with library/audio/gstreamer/plugin/ffmpeg (I was 
able to play all videos on my PC which I checked so far).

/hipster-encumbered and /hipster contains not all packages, which were 
earlier available at /sfe or /sfe-encumbered.
So far we have not the goal to replace SFE, just deliver the minimal set 
of multimedia codecs,
necessary to make your day-to-day OpenIndiana Hipster desktop usage 

P.S. I hope we'll see /sfe repository compiled for OpenIndiana Hipster 
P.P.S. Thanks to SFE team, Debian, Openembedded and Ubuntu packagers and 
developers, without them this work would be hardly possible.
System Administrator of Southern Federal University Computer Center

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