MediaTomb undefined symbol ff_log_missing_feature resolved

I had not used MediaTomb on Suse 11.3 in a while and today when I went to fire it up I found that an upgrade of (packman) at some point seems to have broken it.

Here is what I experienced and how I resolved it. Perhaps it may help others:

me@mine:~> mediatomb &
[1] 18901
me@mine:~> mediatomb: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: ff_log_missing_feature

Well that sucks. So what is this anyway . . .

me@mine:~> ls -ld /usr/lib/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 2009-09-11 18:23 /usr/lib/ ->

I decided to try a newer build - only one I could find was a Fedora one - let’s see if it works . . .

rpm -Uvh /home/paracelsus/libavformat52-0.6-35.fc13.i686.rpm 

After this MediaTomb does not complain about the missing symbol in libavformat and start up fine. A bit lazy perhaps, but it got the job done.

Lews Therin