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VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby Gonzalo_VC » 30 Sep 2014 12:03

Some files from VLC, even 'announced" in the Update Manager as upgradable, where not upgraded and on rebooting, I got the message in the picture, below.
Awaiting for the solution :)
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VLC error after bad upgrade
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Nevertheless, after all this, UpMan says "your system is up to date".

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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby zerozero » 30 Sep 2014 12:16

please share the output of

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inxi -r
and

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dpkg -l | grep vlc
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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby Reyfer » 30 Sep 2014 15:39

The latest update, seems that some files are broken, here's my inxi -r

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Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://packages.solydxk.com/production/ solydxk main upstream import
           deb http://debian.solydxk.com/production/ testing main contrib non-free
           deb http://debian.solydxk.com/production/multimedia/ testing main non-free
           deb http://debian.solydxk.com/security/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://community.solydxk.com/production/ solydxk main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-talkplugin.list
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/ stable main
and here is the result of dpkg -l | grep vlc

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reyfer@reyfer1 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep vlc
ii  browser-plugin-vlc                     2.0.6-2                            amd64        multimedia plugin for web browsers based on VLC
ii  libvlc5                                1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3                  amd64        multimedia player and streamer library
ii  libvlccore7                            1:2.1.5-dmo2                       amd64        base library for VLC and its modules
ii  libvlccore8                            1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3                  amd64        base library for VLC and its modules
ii  phonon-backend-vlc:amd64               1:0.8.0-dmo2                       amd64        Phonon VLC backend
ii  vlc                                    1:2.1.4-dmo3                       amd64        multimedia player and streamer
ii  vlc-data                               1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3                  all          Common data for VLC
ii  vlc-nox                                1:2.1.4-dmo3                       amd64        multimedia player and streamer (without X support)
ii  vlc-plugin-notify                      1:2.1.4-dmo3                       amd64        LibNotify plugin for VLC
ii  vlc-plugin-pulse                       1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3                  all          transitional dummy package for vlc

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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby wildman » 30 Sep 2014 16:06

I have a similar problem after doing updates this morning. Zerozero, here are the outputs you ask for...

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~$ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://packages.solydxk.com/production/ solydxk main upstream import kdenext
           deb http://debian.solydxk.com/production testing main contrib non-free
           deb http://debian.solydxk.com/production/multimedia testing main non-free
           deb http://debian.solydxk.com/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://community.solydxk.com/production/ solydxk main

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~$ dpkg -l | grep vlc
ii  browser-plugin-vlc                     2.0.6-2                           amd64        multimedia plugin for web browsers based on VLC
ii  libvlc5                                1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3                 amd64        multimedia player and streamer library
ii  libvlccore7                            1:2.1.5-dmo2                      amd64        base library for VLC and its modules
ii  libvlccore8                            1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3                 amd64        base librimgary for VLC and its modules
ii  vlc                                    1:2.1.4-dmo3                      amd64        multimedia player and streamer
ii  vlc-data                               1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3                 all          Common data for VLC
ii  vlc-nox                                1:2.1.4-dmo3                      amd64        multimedia player and streamer (without X support)
ii  vlc-plugin-notify                      1:2.1.4-dmo3                      amd64        LibNotify plugin for VLC
ii  vlc-plugin-pulse                       1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3                 all          transitional dummy package for vlc
Also, after updating apt-get, I got this...

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~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  libavresample2
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove it.
Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  ffmpeg vlc-plugin-notify
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Next I did this...

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~$ sudo apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  libavresample2
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 10 not upgraded.
After this operation, 204 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 198241 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing libavresample2:amd64 (10:2.4.1-dmo1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-3) ...
Then I did this again...

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~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  libavresample2
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove it.
Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libavresample2
The following packages have been kept back:
  ffmpeg vlc-plugin-notify
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/76.5 kB of archives.
After this operation, 204 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y     
Selecting previously unselected package libavresample2:amd64.
(Reading database ... 198234 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libavresample2_10%3a2.4.1-dmo1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libavresample2:amd64 (10:2.4.1-dmo1) ...
Setting up libavresample2:amd64 (10:2.4.1-dmo1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-3) ...
Looks like I'm going in circles. Running VLC from the CLI gives me this...

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~$ vlc
VLC media player 2.2.0-pre3 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.0-pre3-0-ga15bef7)
[000000000254b118] core libvlc error: No plugins found! Check your VLC installation.
Synaptic says there are 10 packages that are upgradable...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/x3c56xgkruk9g ... e.jpg?dl=0
Also, Synaptic says that VLC and ffmpeg are broken...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c1nprbpc8fhw0 ... n.jpg?dl=0
Lastly, the update manager's icon in the notification area indicates that there are updates available but when I run it, it says my system is up to date.

BTW, I could not get the img tags to work for the screenshots. Got an error saying the size of the images could not be determined. So I'm using Dropbox links.
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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby zerozero » 30 Sep 2014 17:23

i can see where the problem is: somehow (we still don't know how) production-multimedia was partially synced when it shouldn't.
like all the other repos it should only sync with the UP.
this means that you got some newer packages than you should at this point.

thanks for reporting this;
we are trying to find a solution for this issue.
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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 30 Sep 2014 19:04

I apologize for the inconvenience.
Somehow both the production and the testing multimedia repository were updated.
It seems I have restored the old production multimedia repository: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?p=45020#p45020

You might have to downgrade some packages.


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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby wildman » 30 Sep 2014 20:12

I apologize for the inconvenience.
Somehow both the production and the testing multimedia repository were updated.
It seems I have restored the old production multimedia repository: viewtopic.php?p=45020#p45020

You might have to downgrade some packages.
Can you say which packages need to be downgraded? The thread you linked only mentions a problem with libavformat* but nothing specific.
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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby zerozero » 30 Sep 2014 21:02

first:
- this issue will automatically be solved on the 15th when the oct-UP hits production;
as far as i can see there's 2 applications affected (vlc and ffmpeg); if you can wait until then, better.
apt doesn't deal well with downgrades, so it's always a risk.

second:
- wanting to deal with the issue now, please share the output of

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apt-show-versions | grep newer
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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby wildman » 30 Sep 2014 22:24

Here is the output you requested...

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~$ apt-show-versions | grep newer
dvdstyler:amd64 1:2.8-dmo2 newer than version in archive
dvdstyler-data:all 1:2.8-dmo2 newer than version in archive
easytag:amd64 2.2.3-dmo1 newer than version in archive
lame:amd64 1:3.99.5-dmo3 newer than version in archive
libaacs0:amd64 0.7.1-dmo1 newer than version in archive
libavcodec55:amd64 10:2.3.3-dmo3 newer than version in archive
libavcodec56:amd64 10:2.4.1-dmo1 newer than version in archive
libavformat55:amd64 10:2.3.3-dmo3 newer than version in archive
libavformat56:amd64 10:2.4.1-dmo1 newer than version in archive
libavresample1:amd64 10:2.3.3-dmo3 newer than version in archive
libavresample2:amd64 10:2.4.1-dmo1 newer than version in archive
libavutil52:amd64 10:2.3.3-dmo3 newer than version in archive
libavutil54:amd64 10:2.4.1-dmo1 newer than version in archive
libbasicusageenvironment0:amd64 2:2014.09.11-dmo1 newer than version in archive
libbluray1:amd64 2:0.6.2-dmo1 newer than version in archive
libchromaprint0:amd64 1.2-dmo2 newer than version in archive
libdvdcss2:amd64 1.3.0-dmo1 newer than version in archive
libffmpegthumbnailer4:amd64 2.0.8-dmo4 newer than version in archive
libgegl-0.2-0:amd64 1:0.2.0-dmo4 newer than version in archive
libgroupsock1:amd64 2:2014.09.11-dmo1 newer than version in archive
libmp3lame0:amd64 1:3.99.5-dmo3 newer than version in archive
libpostproc52:amd64 10:2.3.3-dmo3 newer than version in archive
libqtwebkit4:amd64 2.3.3-0r3+b8 newer than version in archive
libswresample0:amd64 10:2.3.3-dmo3 newer than version in archive
libswscale2:amd64 10:2.3.3-dmo3 newer than version in archive
libswscale3:amd64 10:2.4.1-dmo1 newer than version in archive
libvlc5:amd64 1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3 newer than version in archive
libvlccore7:amd64 1:2.1.5-dmo2 newer than version in archive
libx264-142:amd64 3:0.142.2479+gitdd79a61-dmo1 newer than version in archive
libxine2-bin:amd64 1:1.2.6-dmo3 newer than version in archive
libxine2-ffmpeg:amd64 1:1.2.6-dmo3 newer than version in archive
libxine2-x:amd64 1:1.2.6-dmo3 newer than version in archive
minidlna:amd64 1.1.4-dmo2 newer than version in archive
vdpau-va-driver:amd64 0.7.4-dmo5 newer than version in archive
vlc-data:all 1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3 newer than version in archive
xine-ui:amd64 0.99.9-dmo1 newer than version in archive
If this means what I think it means, I will wait for the oct-UP. I assume all the packages listed would have to be downgraded. I think I can live without VLC and ffmpeg for two weeks. The other programs that were updated apparently were not effected, minidlna, easytag and dvdstyler are all working.
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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby Gonzalo_VC » 01 Oct 2014 13:50

zerozero wrote:please share the output of

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inxi -r
Yes, sure:

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Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://packages.solydxk.com/production/ solydxk main upstream import
           deb http://debian.solydxk.com/production testing main contrib non-free
           deb http://debian.solydxk.com/production/multimedia testing main non-free
           deb http://debian.solydxk.com/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://community.solydxk.com/production/ solydxk main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spideroak.com.sources.list
           deb http://apt.spideroak.com/ubuntu-spideroak-hardy/ release restricted
zerozero wrote:and

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dpkg -l | grep vlc

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dpkg -l | grep vlc
ii  browser-plugin-vlc                     2.0.6-2                             amd64        multimedia plugin for web browsers based on VLC
ii  libvlc5                                1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3                   amd64        multimedia player and streamer library
ii  libvlccore7                            1:2.1.5-dmo2                        amd64        base library for VLC and its modules
ii  libvlccore8                            1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3                   amd64        base library for VLC and its modules
ii  phonon-backend-vlc:amd64               1:0.8.0-dmo2                        amd64        Phonon VLC backend
ii  vlc                                    1:2.1.4-dmo3                        amd64        multimedia player and streamer
ii  vlc-data                               1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3                   all          Common data for VLC
ii  vlc-nox                                1:2.1.4-dmo3                        amd64        multimedia player and streamer (without X support)
ii  vlc-plugin-notify                      1:2.1.4-dmo3                        amd64        LibNotify plugin for VLC
ii  vlc-plugin-pulse                       1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3                   all          transitional dummy package for vlc

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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby helmsdeeper » 02 Oct 2014 11:56

Yep, my Vlc and Handbrake are broken as well :(

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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby zerozero » 02 Oct 2014 17:21

wildman wrote:If this means what I think it means, I will wait for the oct-UP. I assume all the packages listed would have to be downgraded.
yes, it means exactly that: all those packages were updated to versions higher than they should;
worst, in some situations not all of the required dependencies were updated to the matching version;
that's why vlc, ffmpeg and now also handbrake are reported as broken.

one possible easy solution (easy, not necessary clean) is to remove|purge those broken applications and then reinstall.
[this will remove the libraries that are higher than the version in the archive and when you reinstall the dependencies should be solved]

as always, simulate first with

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sudo apt-get purge -s vlc*
note the -s switch and the wildcard after the package name
copy&paste the terminal output to a text file, save it, it will be useful when you want to reinstall the package because then not all the removed libraries will be automatically reinstalled (you will need some dig&hunting)

if you don't feel confortable doing this, post the outputs.
someone will help :D
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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby wildman » 02 Oct 2014 19:45

Thanks for the info zz. I had intended to just wait for the upgrade but your post inspired me to give it a try. I made the text file as you suggested (glad I did). Then the actual purge operation removed 13 packages. This is from the text file I created.

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0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 13 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Purg browser-plugin-vlc [2.0.6-2]
Purg frei0r-plugins [1:1.4-dmo4]
Purg libgavl1 [1.4.0-1]
Purg libhsqldb1.8.0-java [1.8.0.10+dfsg-3]
Purg libservlet2.5-java [6.0.41-1]
Purg vlc-plugin-pulse [1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3]
Purg vlc-plugin-notify [1:2.1.4-dmo3]
Purg vlc-nox [1:2.1.4-dmo3] [vlc:amd64 ]
Purg libvlc5 [1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3] [vlc:amd64 ]
Purg vlc [1:2.1.4-dmo3]
Purg libvlccore7 [1:2.1.5-dmo2]
Purg libvlccore8 [1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3]
Purg vlc-data [1:2.2.0~pre3-dmo3]
Next, I installed VLC and 7 of those purged packages were reinstalled.

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The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libvlc5 libvlccore7 vlc vlc-data vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse
Then I was able to install 6 of the remaining packages. The 7th package was not in the respository.

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libvlccore8
I guess that was installed during the update due to the respository problem, which has since been fixed. Anyway, VLC is working perfectly now.

As for the other things, I will wait for the oct-UP. Thanks again.
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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby zerozero » 02 Oct 2014 19:53

libvlccore8 is a dependency of vlc 2.2.0, so it's natural that it doesn't show up when you "downgrade" and reinstall 2.1.4

glad it worked (at least partly)
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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 02 Oct 2014 19:53

You could also use the update manager: in the maintenance section you can select and downgrade the listed downgradeable packages.


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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby Gonzalo_VC » 02 Oct 2014 21:45

Schoelje wrote:You could also use the update manager: in the maintenance section you can select and downgrade the listed downgradeable packages.
Very interesting and useful. I never knew that. Should try.
But in other machines I updated the system I did not see the error message (and i think they have VLC.. that's odd).

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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby wildman » 02 Oct 2014 22:16

Gonzalo_VC wrote:
Schoelje wrote:You could also use the update manager: in the maintenance section you can select and downgrade the listed downgradeable packages.
Very interesting and useful. I never knew that. Should try.
But in other machines I updated the system I did not see the error message (and i think they have VLC.. that's odd).
I didn't see the error at all. The problem I had was VLC would not run.

Also, it depends on when exactly you did the updates. Possible the respository problem was already fixed. To find out for sure, do what zerozero told me to do higher up in the thread...

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apt-show-versions | grep newer
If the output looks similar to mine then you have the problem. If there is no output then you do not.
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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby wildman » 02 Oct 2014 22:23

Schoelje wrote:You could also use the update manager: in the maintenance section you can select and downgrade the listed downgradeable packages.
Thanks for that. I had not seen the setting in Preferences to unhide the Maintenance plane. Didn't know it was there.

After a system backup I did the downgrades. Everything is working perfectly.
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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby Gonzalo_VC » 06 Oct 2014 12:32

I have purged VLC in the terminal and still got this message, afterward. I should re-install i from synaptic if it is already downgraded in the repos, right?
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Re: VLC update problems Sept2014

Postby wildman » 06 Oct 2014 15:47

Gonzalo_VC wrote:I have purged VLC in the terminal and still got this message, afterward. I should re-install i from synaptic if it is already downgraded in the repos, right?
Yes, the repos were fixed. It looks like VLC is not completely uninstalled but that is not your problem. You need to downgrade the packages that were installed during the repo problem. You can easily do that using UM as I did. Then reinstall VLC. Doing it now will not likely fix your problem.
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