Bug#509939: ekiga: v4l2 support depends on package libpt-1.11.2-plugins-v4l2 yet it is not installed by default.

Julian Oliver julian at julianoliver.com
Sat Dec 27 20:38:12 UTC 2008

Package: ekiga
Version: 2.0.12-1+nmu1
Severity: normal

V4l2 devices are extremely common, representing a large proportion of
GNU/Linux-friendly webcams. Without package libpt-1.11.2-plugins-v4l2 in Debian
Lenny I was not able to use my V4l2 webcam and instead was consistently told
with a popup that "Your video driver doesn't support the requested video

Guessing that it may be due to Ekiga not having V4l2 support I 'apt-cache search
v4l2 ekiga' which returns no results. 

package libpt-1.11.2-plugins-v4l2 should be a suggested package - or better - a
dependency for Ekiga as "libpt-1.11.2-plugins-v4l2" is not guessable by humans.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.27-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages ekiga depends on:
ii  evolution-data-server     2.22.3-1.1     evolution database backend server
ii  gconf2                    2.22.0-1       GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libart-2.0-2              2.3.20-2       Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0               1.22.0-1       The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libaudiofile0             0.2.6-7        Open-source version of SGI's audio
ii  libavahi-client3          0.6.22-3       Avahi client library
ii  libavahi-common3          0.6.22-3       Avahi common library
ii  libavahi-glib1            0.6.22-3       Avahi glib integration library
ii  libbonobo2-0              2.22.0-1       Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0            2.22.0-1       The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                     2.7-15         GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                 1.6.4-7        The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libebook1.2-9             2.22.3-1.1     Client library for evolution addre
ii  libedataserver1.2-9       2.22.3-1.1     Utility library for evolution data
ii  libesd0                   0.2.36-3       Enlightened Sound Daemon - Shared 
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.3.2-1      GCC support library
ii  libgconf2-4               2.22.0-1       GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.16.6-1       The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome2-0          The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0     A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0         The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0            1:2.22.0-5     GNOME Virtual File System (runtime
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.12.11-4      The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                   2:1.0.4-1      X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libopal-2.2               2.2.11~dfsg1-4 Open Phone Abstraction Library - s
ii  liborbit2                 1:2.14.13-0.1  libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0             1.20.5-3       Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0                  1.14-4         lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libpt-1.10.10             1.10.10-2      Portable Windows Library
ii  libsdl1.2debian           1.2.13-2       Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libsm6                    2:1.0.3-2      X11 Session Management library
ii  libstdc++6                4.3.2-1        The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.1.5-2      X11 client-side library
ii  libxml2                   2.6.32.dfsg-5  GNOME XML library

Versions of packages ekiga recommends:
ii  yelp                         2.22.1-8+b1 Help browser for GNOME 2

Versions of packages ekiga suggests:
pn  asterisk                      <none>     (no description available)
pn  callweaver                    <none>     (no description available)
pn  gnugk                         <none>     (no description available)
pn  mediaproxy                    <none>     (no description available)
pn  openser                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  rtpproxy                      <none>     (no description available)
pn  ser                           <none>     (no description available)
pn  siproxd                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  yate                          <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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