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Bug 688050 - media-video/ffmpegthumbnailer-2.2.0-r1: USE flags messed up
Summary: media-video/ffmpegthumbnailer-2.2.0-r1: USE flags messed up
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Media-video project
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-06-14 12:46 UTC by Thomas
Modified: 2019-09-26 10:32 UTC (History)
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Description Thomas 2019-06-14 12:46:02 UTC
The ebuild translates the USE flag "gnome" to "ENABLE_THUMBNAILER". Now when we look at ffmpegthumbnailer this flag has nothing to do with gnome but places a file at /usr/share/thumbnailers to use by other DEs (I'm using it just fine with LXQT while writing this). See for more infos.

So the USE flag "gnome" should not depend on the USE flag "gtk" and it should be renamed as it's completely independend from both, gnome and gtk.
Comment 1 Pierre-Yves Bonnetain-Nesterenko 2019-09-26 10:32:40 UTC
The « gnome » useflag is really a misnommer (and its description too, but that's logical). We spent one day to understand why videos where not thumbnailed despite « everything being properly installed », on a non-really-Gnome system (Awesome WM, caja file manager, -gnome useflag by default).

Luckily, this bug report led us to the answer.

The useflag should be renamed into something clearer.