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It seems that there is no dedicated bug report page for Rstudio so I am posting it here. Hopefully this is the right place. This is related to this thread.
Rstudio needs gstreamer-0.1.0 to build but it is being deprecated in Ubuntu 16.10 and likely eventually will be in other distros as well because it is superseded by gstreamer-1.0, which is becoming the standard. gsteramer-0.1.0 has been kept around for a few years apparently just for legacy reason. Here is Ubuntu's reason for removing it from its repository
Is there any plan for Rstudio to switch to gstreamer-1.0?
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I tried version 1.0.102. While it installed without issue, it wouldn't start. From terminal output it is still looking for gstreamer-0.10:
rstudio: error while loading shared libraries: libgstreamer-0.10.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
1.0.102 installs but won't start, still looking for gstreamer-0.1.0
1.0.105 won't even install, complaining that gstreamer-0.1.0 is missing.
Yeah, I ran into this. Any chance one of these builds will make it onto the RStudio Preview download page soon?
Unfortunately we have discovered that the libgstreamer dependency stems from RStudio's use of the Qt framework. We can't switch to gstreamer1.0 without alienating all the users who are currently on 0.1, and producing two different builds is confusing all around.
We're hoping to remove the libgstreamer dependency entirely in an upcoming release. Until then it's very possible to work around the problem just by installing both variations of the library side-by-side. Here are instructions for doing exactly this: