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Bug 570624 - media-libs/gstreamer: sandbox failure with gst-plugins-scanner (/dev/video|/dev/dri*)
Summary: media-libs/gstreamer: sandbox failure with gst-plugins-scanner (/dev/video|/d...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Library (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: GStreamer package maintainers
Depends on: 683102
Blocks: 538888 539224 508096 569992 581836 586560 590848 640432 646406 678442
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Reported: 2016-01-02 16:35 UTC by Gilles Dartiguelongue
Modified: 2019-12-09 14:17 UTC (History)
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Description Gilles Dartiguelongue gentoo-dev 2016-01-02 16:35:17 UTC
A clean bug report to track and duplicate against.

The issue with gst-plugins-scanner is that it calls some functions in gstreamer plugins, some of which actually access hardware to assess available features.

This is mostly visible when v4l2 and clutter are installed.

Upstream is aware of this issue and does not wish to change the behavior of these plugins. To solve this issue for Gentoo and avoid per plugin hackery, we should probably provide a wrapper for portage that relies on portage data.
Comment 1 Gilles Dartiguelongue gentoo-dev 2016-01-02 16:36:19 UTC
or maybe just drop usage of gst-plugins-scanner depending on its use in package.
Comment 2 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2016-02-08 16:05:22 UTC
Would adding an addpretend /dev be problematic? Please note I am suggesting addpredict and not addwrite as it looks it-s enough and also what upstream expects (personally, I don t fully understand why sandbox default is not to behave as addpretend :( )
Comment 3 Gilles Dartiguelongue gentoo-dev 2016-08-21 12:56:46 UTC
gst-plugins-base-1.8 provides a configure switch to disable device probing in v4l2 plugin, this should be tested.
Comment 4 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2018-02-10 00:20:37 UTC
Is there any solution to this with current gstreamer?