Bug#973463: gnome-shell: needs Gst library installed

Norbert Lange nolange79 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 10:23:42 GMT 2020

Am So., 1. Nov. 2020 um 11:44 Uhr schrieb Simon McVittie <smcv at debian.org>:
> On Sat, 31 Oct 2020 at 01:05:51 +0100, Norbert Lange wrote:
> > Since a recent update I get this message in the log:
> >
> > JS ERROR: Error: Requiring Gst, version none: Typelib file for namespace 'Gst' (any version) not found
> > @resource:///org/gnome/Shell/Screencast/js/screencastService.js:6:33
> > @resource:///org/gnome/Shell/Screencast/js/main.js:4:31
> > start at resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/script/package.js:206:5
> > @/usr/share/gnome-shell/org.gnome.Shell.Screencast:1:17
> Does the Shell work normally, other than this warning?
> (I *think* it will work normally without this service, except that
> screencasting, screen-recording, remote desktop won't work.)

I guess so. Currently I am trying to track down issues that hand the
at bootup or after suspend, so I dont have a stable system to test.

> > I was able to fix this issue by installing gir1.2-clutter-gst-3.0,
> > this should be a dependecy of the package.
> Please could you try removing that package, and installing
> gir1.2-gstreamer-1.0? I think gir1.2-gstreamer-1.0 is the one you actually
> need to avoid this error message, and gir1.2-clutter-gst-3.0 just works
> around the issue by depending on it.

You are correct here.

> Most GNOME users will have both of those as a result of packages like
> totem depending on them, so this will only happen in practice on systems
> that have GNOME Shell but don't have most of the rest of GNOME, which
> is presumably a description of your system.

Yep, dont see why I have to carry packages around that I don't use ;)


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