stale cache in ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0

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  • Ludovic Courtès
  • Mark H Weaver
  • Ricardo Wurmus
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Ricardo Wurmus wrote on 4 Sep 2017 23:03
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The gstreamer cache in ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0 goes stale and must bemanually deleted after changing what gstreamer plugins are installed.This can be dangerous as old plugins might be referenced long after theyhave been upgraded, causing the user to continue using old pluginsdespite an upgrade.
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 5 Sep 2017 14:25
(name . Ricardo Wurmus)(address . rekado@elephly.net)(address . 28352@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Ricardo Wurmus <rekado@elephly.net> skribis:
Toggle quote (6 lines)> The gstreamer cache in ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0 goes stale and must be> manually deleted after changing what gstreamer plugins are installed.> This can be dangerous as old plugins might be referenced long after they> have been upgraded, causing the user to continue using old plugins> despite an upgrade.
Indeed, the ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0/registry.x86_64.bin embeds absolutefile names.
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Mark H Weaver wrote on 5 Sep 2017 23:43
(name . Ludovic Courtès)(address . ludo@gnu.org)
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ludo@gnu.org (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
Toggle quote (11 lines)> Ricardo Wurmus <rekado@elephly.net> skribis:>>> The gstreamer cache in ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0 goes stale and must be>> manually deleted after changing what gstreamer plugins are installed.>> This can be dangerous as old plugins might be referenced long after they>> have been upgraded, causing the user to continue using old plugins>> despite an upgrade.>> Indeed, the ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0/registry.x86_64.bin embeds absolute> file names.
Perhaps we should add a default service that periodically deletes thesedirectories.
Mark
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Ricardo Wurmus wrote on 19 Oct 2017 01:53
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