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

Eugen Dedu Eugen.Dedu at pu-pm.univ-fcomte.fr
Sat Dec 27 21:07:22 UTC 2008

Julian Oliver wrote:
> 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
> format". 
> 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.


The ekiga version in experimental depends on:
libpt2.4.2-plugins-alsa | libpt2.4.2-plugins-oss, 
libpt2.4.2-plugins-v4l2 | libpt2.4.2-plugins-v4l | 
libpt2.4.2-plugins-avc | libpt2.4.2-plugins-dc

so this is visible.  (By the way, I wanted to put all the plugins in one 
package, but I was told it's not a good idea.)

I think it is too late to add it for lenny, only RC bugfixes can be 
added for now.  If everybody agrees, this bug can be closed.

Merry Christmas,

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