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[vox-tech] i need debian help - libraries and mp3blaster
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[vox-tech] i need debian help - libraries and mp3blaster


since i'm in console nearly 100% of the time (when i'm not playing
quake3 or ut) i use mp3blaster exclusively as my mp3 player.  i just got
a nasty error:

   p@satan% mp3blaster  
   mp3blaster: error while loading shared libraries: libvorbisfile.so.0:
   cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

but something really funny is going on.  funny as in odd, not funny as
in "ha ha".  these are the dependencies for mp3blaster:

Depends: libc6 (>= 2.2.4-4), libncurses5 (>= 5.2.20020112a-1),
   libsidplay1 (>= 1.36.47-1), libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 (>= 1:2.95.4-0.010810),
   libvorbis0 (>= 1.0rc3-1)

let's look at the files libvorbis0 provides:

   $ dpkg -L libvorbis0

libvorbisfile.so.0 isn't in there.  ok, so what DOES provide this file?

   p@satan% apt-cache search libvorbisfile
   libvorbisfile3 - The Vorbis General Audio Compression Codec

something is definitely rotten in denmark.  there seems to be 2

1. the dependency list is wrong.  libvorbisfile3 is the dependency, not

2. it's trying to load a non-existant library.

i was able to put a band-aid on this problem by:

   # cd /usr/lib
   # ln -s libvorbisfile.so.3.0.0 libvorbisfile.so.0

but this is a bad idea.  i don't want to (and shouldn't have to) muck
around in /usr/lib.

i can't find a mention of this on the mp3blaster bugpage.   do other
sarge users have a similar problem with mp3blaster?


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