Bug#966521: gnome-remote-desktop: to have g-r-d working with Gnome 3.36, you need to have g-r-d >= 0.1.8

Phil Nitschke philn at ultra-avalon.com
Thu Jul 30 06:21:54 BST 2020

Package: gnome-remote-desktop
Version: 0.1.7-2
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

Until a couple months ago, g-r-d was working fine on my
testing/unstable distribution.  Now it does not.  The reasons are
explained here:

> > / Name                 Version      Architecture Description
ii  gnome-remote-desktop 0.1.7-2      amd64        Remote desktop daemon for GNOME using PipeWire
ii  mutter               3.36.4-1     amd64        Example window manager using GNOME's window manager library
ii  pipewire             0.2.7-1      amd64        PipeWire multimedia server

$> gsettings get org.gnome.mutter experimental-features
['screen-cast', 'remote-desktop']

$> systemctl --user status gnome-remote-desktop.service
● gnome-remote-desktop.service - GNOME Remote Desktop
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/gnome-remote-desktop.service;
static; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Thu 2020-07-30 13:28:08 ACST; 1h 10min ago
   Main PID: 2493 (gnome-remote-de)
     CGroup: /user.slice/user-1543.slice/user at 1543.service/gnome-remote-desktop.service
             └─2493 /usr/libexec/gnome-remote-desktop-daemon

Jul 30 13:28:08 hostname systemd[2130]: Starting GNOME Remote Desktop...
Jul 30 13:28:08 hostname systemd[2130]: Started GNOME Remote Desktop.

$> systemctl --user status pipewire.service
● pipewire.service - Multimedia Service
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/pipewire.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Thu 2020-07-30 13:28:06 ACST; 1h 10min ago
TriggeredBy: ● pipewire.socket
   Main PID: 2151 (pipewire)
     CGroup: /user.slice/user-1543.slice/user at 1543.service/pipewire.service
             └─2151 /usr/bin/pipewire

Jul 30 13:28:06 hostname systemd[2130]: Started Multimedia Service.
Jul 30 13:28:06 hostname pipewire[2151]: [E][v4l2-utils.c:91 spa_v4l2_open()] v4l2: /dev/video1 is no video capture device
Jul 30 13:56:14 pellinore pipewire[2151]: [E][module-protocol-native.c:336 client_new()] no peersec: Protocol not available

$> sudo netstat -nap | grep 5900
...nothing there...

Could you please install the necessary upstream upgrades to restore
this functionality for testing/unstable users?


-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 5.7.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU threads)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE not set
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gnome-remote-desktop depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.36.0-1
ii  libc6                                        2.31-2
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.64.4-1
ii  libnotify4                                   0.7.9-1
ii  libpipewire-0.2-1                            0.2.7-1
ii  libsecret-1-0                                0.20.3-1
ii  libvncserver1                                0.9.13+dfsg-1
ii  pipewire                                     0.2.7-1

gnome-remote-desktop recommends no packages.

gnome-remote-desktop suggests no packages.

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