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[Bug 244407] gstreamer /opt/gnome -> /usr upgrade problem
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  • Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 04:16:49 -0700 (MST)
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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=244407





------- Comment #4 from andreas.hanke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 2007-02-13 04:16 MST -------
Setting GST_PLUGIN_SYSTEM_PATH by default sounds very scary to me as it
overrides even the builtin default and no other distribution on the planet does
that. I also remember that this was mainly meant for debugging purposes (why
else would you want to disable the builtin default? Doesn't make much sense,
since otherwise there would not be a builtin default).

I'd very much prefer preserving the builtin defaults of applications/libraries
as much as possible and using environment variables only in order to extend
them where necessary, but not to disable them. Environment variables have the
problem that they sometimes simply don't work, e.g. when using sudo or for
setuid binaries. I'm not convinced that GST_PLUGIN_SYSTEM_PATH is a fix for
this bug, maybe it it a bug per se and then I'd prefer leaving everything as
is.

Regarding /usr/local integration, there is no proper way to do that because
autoconf never uses lib64 by default and that's exactly what the purpose of
/usr/local is. I also don't quite get why overriding GST_PLUGIN_PATH is correct
and GST_PLUGIN_SYSTEM_PATH is not, intuitively I'd say that it's the other way
round because GST_PLUGIN_SYSTEM_PATH is meant to be used when you want to
remove the default settings.


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