FS#75442 - [pipewire-alsa] [REGRESSION] Can't use pipewire-media-session

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Constantine (Hi-Angel) - Thursday, 28 July 2022, 13:30 GMT
Last edited by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Thursday, 28 July 2022, 14:26 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
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Commit https://github.com/archlinux/svntogit-packages/commit/e26e14fbfeaa3af3f7e0f8c4e44d82b8a3949ea9 made core pipewire packages dependent upon wireplumber. No explanation is provided in the commit, so reasoning is unclear. What is clear though is that it's no longer possible to update system that uses pipewire-media-session as a session-manager due to pacman forcing wireplumber.

As a matter of fact, I don't think `pipewire-media-session` at the moment can be used at all, because without -pulse PW won't manage audio devices, I'm not sure what other functional is left in it.

Additional info:
* package version(s): 1:0.3.50-1
* see also: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=277825 https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/vp640j/is_pacman_update_replacing_pipewiremediasession/

Steps to reproduce:


pacman -S pipewire-media-session pipewire-pulse

will fail with conflict
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Closed by  Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Thursday, 28 July 2022, 14:26 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#75285