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 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.

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Ricardo

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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:

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> 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.

Ludo’.
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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:

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> Ricardo Wurmus <rekado@elephly.net> skribis:
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>> 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 these
directories.

Mark
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Ricardo Wurmus wrote on 19 Oct 2017 01:53
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merge 28352 22707
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