I noticed today that there is no Guayadeque in Ubuntu 16.04. It was there in 15.10.

Such a cool player, I couldn't find it in Ubuntu Xenial repository.

  • Could anyone point out a reference for Ubuntu decision to drop it? or any related discussion?

  • How to install Guayadeque in Ubuntu Xenial?

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Guayadeque have now gstreamer 1.0 support. See http://github.com/anonbeat/guayadeque. Porting code to wx3.0 is in progress.

Instructions to build from source:

First go to a folder where you have write permissions. In this folder you are going to create a guayadeque folder and compile it from there.

sudo apt-get install git build-essential cmake gettext
sudo apt-get install libwxgtk3.0-dev libtag1-dev libwxsqlite3-3.0-dev libsqlite3-dev 
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev libdbus-1-dev libgstreamer1.0-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-dev libgpod-dev libindicate-dev
cd folder_where_to_create_the_program
git clone https://github.com/anonbeat/guayadeque.git
cd guayadeque
sudo make install

With that you should have it compiled from source and installed.


  • I am trying to intall by source, but I cannot find the packages that provides the dependencies... would you list them? For example, there is no taglib-dev anywhere in repos... Thanks!
    – Rmano
    May 20, 2016 at 16:37
  • Build fails with error: src/CMakeFiles/guayadeque.dir/build.make:62: recipe for target src/CMakeFiles/guayadeque.dir/AlListBox.o' failed make[2]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/guayadeque.dir/AlListBox.o] Error 1 CMakeFiles/Makefile2:181: recipe for target src/CMakeFiles/guayadeque.dir/all' failed make[1]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/guayadeque.dir/all] Error 2 Makefile:127: recipe for target 'all' failed make: *** [all] Error 2
    – amarprabhu
    May 30, 2016 at 11:50

From the publishing history on Launchpad:

Removal requested on 2016-02-05.
Deleted on 2016-02-05 by Steve Langasek
(From Debian) RoQA; dead upstream; depends on gstreamer 0.10; Debian bug #810251

It's a consequence of Debian deciding to remove gstreamer0.10 from their next release:

We shouldn't include GStreamer 0.10 in the next release, and only ship the new 1.x release series. This was also suggested by the security team a while ago.

GStreamer 0.10 is no longer maintained and supported by the upstream project since almost 3 years now, and contains many known bugs that are fixed in the new 1.x release series of GStreamer. Next to many bug fixes, the new release series also contains many other improvements, new features and a more streamlined API.

gstreamer0.10 is still available in Ubuntu 16.04's repositories, presumably because the removal in Debian happened too late in 16.04's development. However, the removal of guayadeque happened early, it was removed from Ubuntu as well.


It is now possible to install Guayadeque on Ubuntu 16.04 from a PPA (private repository) created by the author anonbeat.

In a terminal type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:anonbeat/guayadeque
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install guayadeque

For details see: https://launchpad.net/~anonbeat/+archive/ubuntu/guayadeque

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