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    Default A broken VLC

    I don't seem to be able to get VLC to run. I initially updated via packan however I much prefer to get it directly from vlc they have a repo for opensuse.

    Currently how ever I try to get it back I have dependency problems. Installing from VLC hasn't been a problem in the past but now the system lacks libopencv_core.so.2.4 which doesn't even seem to be available from packman or the vlc repo.

    I don't know how it broke. I did fire up prior to the multimedia upgrade but I didn't check it after that, I did try the vlc backend for phonon and then went back to the original one.

    Help. I don't use it very often but see it as essential and best obtained from vlc. I've built from source in the past but that looks like a none starter.

    Code:
    dhcppc0:/home/john # zypper mr -r VLC                                                                                      
    Nothing to change for repository 'VLC'.                                                                                    
    dhcppc0:/home/john # zypper in vlc                                                                                      
    Retrieving repository 'VLC' metadata .........................................................................................[error]
    Repository 'VLC' is invalid.                                                                                               
    [VLC|http://download.videolan.org/pub/SuSE/Leap_42.2/x86_64/] Valid metadata not found at specified URL                    
    Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.                                   
    Warning: Skipping repository 'VLC' because of the above error.                                                             
    Some of the repositories have not been refreshed because of an error.                                                      
    Loading repository data...                                                                                                 
    Reading installed packages...                                                                                              
    Resolving package dependencies...                                                                                          
                                                                                                                               
    Problem: nothing provides libopencv_core.so.2.4()(64bit) needed by vlc-noX-2.2.4-238.2.x86_64                              
     Solution 1: do not install vlc-2.2.4-238.2.x86_64                                                                         
     Solution 2: break vlc-noX-2.2.4-238.2.x86_64 by ignoring some of its dependencies                                         
                                                                                                                               
    Choose from above solutions by number or cancel [1/2/c] (c): c

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    Default Re: A broken VLC

    As I understand you correct, you want to transfer from using the VLC repo to the Packman repo.

    IMHO, that would involve removing the VLC repo, adding the Packman repo, doing a Vendor switch to Packman. And of course the Videolan repo should not be there because it is incompatible with the Packman one.

    But take note that not many people here (including me) ever used that VLC repo you mention. Simply because using the Packman repo always "worked". Thus most advice (like mine here) is not based on experience, but on logic.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: A broken VLC

    I did use the packman repo Henk as suggested by wolfie I think using the multimedia one and a zypper update. VLC did work when I initially installed it but I hadn't used is since the update and have no idea what broke it. Currently if I launch from the console a segment fault is reported.

    I suspect the best option is to force a re install but don't know how to do that. Removing it's bits and pieces looks tricky.

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    Default Re: A broken VLC

    Quote Originally Posted by ajohnw View Post
    a zypper update.
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    That is NOT equivalent to my advice: do a full Vendor switch to Packman.
    Of course you do not have to follow any advice here, it is up to you.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: A broken VLC

    I just have switched to packman which offered a vlc update. YAST went though that without any problems - vlc is still broken though.

    I did follow advice. Trying to use the VLC repo hasn't installed anything.

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    Default Re: A broken VLC

    There was more in my advice and you did NOT report back that you did that.
    Removing that VLC repo.
    Removing the Videolan repo.

    And as always it is better to post the exact computer output then to tell stories. It is not important that you say
    I just have switched to packman which offered a vlc update.
    (you may say that as an addition. It is important that you post prompt, command (thh zypper command in this case), the ouput and thenext prompt. This is the only way that we can see what you saw. And then we can come to our own conclusions and do not depend on your's.

    Same when you want to inform us what repos you have (and e.g. thus prove that you have removed the Videolan), you post all around
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: A broken VLC

    I had disabled it after my last post to check what the problem was building from source and then re enabled it. Reason - just curiosity and no harm can be done providing things come from official repo's.


    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    Repository priorities are without effect. All enabled repositories share the same priority.
    
    #  | Alias                               | Name                                    | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                                  
    ---+-------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------+----------+--------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     1 | Perl_Development                    | Perl Development                        | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/languages:/perl/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/ 
     2 | VLC                                 | VLC                                     | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | NONE   | http://download.videolan.org/pub/SuSE/Leap_42.2/x86_64/                              
     3 | Varrious_files_systems              | Varrious files systems                  | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/            
     4 | download.nvidia.com-leap            | nVidia Graphics Drivers                 | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.2                                        
     5 | google-chrome                       | google-chrome                           | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64                                  
     6 | http-download.opensuse.org-7492e1ea | home:Kenzy:packages                     | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Kenzy:/packages/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/  
     7 | http-download.opensuse.org-7b61e500 | multimedia:photo                        | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/photo/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/      
     8 | http-download.opensuse.org-87633179 | home:rawtherapee                        | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/rawtherapee/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/      
     9 | http-download.opensuse.org-d826a809 | openSUSE.org:openSUSE:Leap:42.1:Update  | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/oss/                                   
    10 | http-download.videolan.org-ac27df37 | SuSE                                    | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.videolan.org/SuSE/Leap_42.1/                                         
    11 | http-download.videolan.org-d16de68a | SuSE                                    | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.videolan.org/SuSE/Leap_42.1/                                         
    12 | openSUSE-42.2-0                     | openSUSE-42.2-0                         | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | yast2  | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-hp_DVD_A_DH16ACSHR_2L8221912016                   
    13 | packman.inode.at-suse               | Packman Repository                      | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/                                     
    14 | repo-debug                          | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Debug                | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/leap/42.2/repo/oss/                  
    15 | repo-debug-non-oss                  | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Debug-Non-Oss        | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/leap/42.2/repo/non-oss/              
    16 | repo-debug-update                   | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Update-Debug         | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/42.2/oss/                             
    17 | repo-debug-update-non-oss           | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/42.2/non-oss/                         
    18 | repo-non-oss                        | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Non-Oss              | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.2/repo/non-oss/                    
    19 | repo-oss                            | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Oss                  | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.2/repo/oss/                        
    20 | repo-source                         | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Source               | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/leap/42.2/repo/oss/                 
    21 | repo-source-non-oss                 | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Source-Non-Oss       | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/leap/42.2/repo/non-oss/             
    22 | repo-update                         | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Update               | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.2/oss/                                   
    23 | repo-update-non-oss                 | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Update-Non-Oss       | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.2/non-oss/                               
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    Default Re: A broken VLC

    Quote Originally Posted by ajohnw View Post
    I had disabled it after my last post to check what the problem was building from source and then re enabled it. Reason - just curiosity and no harm can be done providing things come from official repo's.

    John
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    I do not understand quite what you say here. You should gave removed the Videolan repo and the VLC repos BEFORE you did the vendor switch, not "after your last post".

    You can of course also disable instead of remove them, but specially the Videolan you do not need and it can only harm. Thus why not remove? Try to get a tidy list. Also look at #9 and #22. They are the same. Remove one.

    I do not know what you think are official repos. But IMHO that are only OSS, non-OSS and their Update, debug and source companions. All else is not part of the official distribution.

    Thanks to you not reporting step by step in sequence what you did, I am still not 100% sure you did the switch AFTER the disableing. And of course, as long as you do not post how you switched, nobody can conclude you did it correct.

    Please, humans make errors, computers don't. Never post your conclusions (alone), like 'I did the Vendor switch' without posting the code. You have a problem. Thus it is very probable you made a mistake (specially as nobody else reports VLC not running on LEAP 42.2). Again, it is very human to jump over your own mistakes, not seeing them, again and again. Others can help here with a fresh look, But only if there is something to look at.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: A broken VLC

    By steps

    1 Installed leap42.2 from a dvd including a selection of software that included vlc and it did work

    2 Following advice added the packman repo and did a dup - I don't know if vlc still worked

    3 Came to use vlc - didn't work.

    4 Disabled packman and added vlc's in the hope that would work - nothing installed due to dependencies.

    5 Disable VLC and enabled packman and added the updates that were available. VLC still didn't work - I didn't select the beta's

    6 Disabled packman as I knew that I would need to install some lib's and downloaded VLC source

    7 .Several ./config loading things that were needed to compile all from official repo's. VLC will do all sorts of things if all if the files it can use are available but lots that are missing just generate warnings rather than errors and just reduce it's capabilities. The main sticking point could well be this but there could be another past this.

    Code:
    checking for AVCODEC... yes
    configure: error: libavutil versions 55 and later are not supported.
    If it had compiled I could have tested it just via make as there is no need to use make install. It will run from where it's compiled. I don't think all of the lib's that it can use have ever been in the repo. Many of the warnings were down to the lack of dev files so I added what I could.

    I sometimes use vlc to play internet streams particularly radio however I did wonder about codecs. A google came up with many can't play so and so. I then went to opensuse community.

    8 Installed the codec pack, 1 click from the community.

    VLC still doesn't work and still wont compile and interestingly packman now shows that upgrades are available again. A number of things were downgraded to allow the codec pack to install. Dragon player now plays the few I have about but my main interest was internet streams.

    One of my main uses for my pc is photography. It gets very heavily used for that at times. I can't manage without 2 packages, Rawtherapee and Fotoxx. I will also want the latest version of the GIMP when I get to that. Keeping any of these up to date has never caused any problems at all in the past. Even running multiple colour management packages. They sort themselves out.

    The only thing I can think that may have broke it is removing xfce bits and pieces but no dependency problems according to yast. It's a pity patterns can't be used to do that. Removing these did offer solutions so I picked delete that as well. VLC was never mentioned.

    The only hope I suspect I have is de installing VLC or forcing a complete re install which by the look of it may mess up the codec pack if it's too recent.

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    Default Re: A broken VLC

    That is very good and may help people to understand your situation.

    But in fact I wanted the steps you took following my advice. I of course want to see what following my advice did do. Now I am still missing what happens when you do the vendor switch. I guess, I already asked now at least two times for it. But I still see nothing.

    In the mean time, we have your repo list, thus I am able to offer you the statement that should do the switch:
    Code:
    zypper dup --from 'Packman Repository'
    (Please copy/paste or check and re-check that you have that exact;y.
    And post that here!
    Henk van Velden

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