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Old 02-10-2018, 02:06 AM   #1
trollog
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Alien's VLC 3.0 in x64_current multilib, gui won't launch


Anyone else getting this? No GUI when launched

~$ vlc
VLC media player 3.0.0 Vetinari (revision 3.0.0-30-gef4c265336)
[0000000001579ba0] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
[00000000016527a0] skins2 interface error: cannot instantiate dialogs provider
[0000000001552370] main playlist: playlist is empty
[00000000016527a0] [cli] lua interface: Listening on host "*console".
VLC media player 3.0.0 Vetinari
Command Line Interface initialized. Type `help' for help.

I've looked around other non-slack forums but haven't seen any answers there that
would seem to apply to Slackware. I was thinking it might be QT.

I'm running x64 -current with Alien's multilib packages + wine

updated via slackpkg & slackpkgplus, so there shouldn't be anything missing
due to my human error.

$ ls /var/log/packages/ | grep qt

polkit-qt-1-0.112.0-x86_64-1
qt-4.8.7-x86_64-8
qt-compat32-4.8.7-x86_64-8compat32
qt-gstreamer-1.2.0-x86_64-1
qtscriptgenerator-0.2.0-x86_64-2
 
Old 02-10-2018, 02:11 AM   #2
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The new VLC requires QT5, which is not is included in -current as of yet. From Eric's website..

Code:
vlc: updated to the new major release 3.0.0.  Updated internal libraries:
  ass, dvdcss, dvdnav, dvdread, bluray, ffmpeg, live555, ssh2, x262, x264.
  New internal libraries: microdns, sdm, srt.
  Removed libraries: aacenc, daap, faad, faac, vcdimager.
  Now uses Qt5 for its GUI.  Incorporating static Qt libraries into
  the package is no longer supported by the SlackBuild.
  You need to install libxkbcommon, qt5, qt5-webkit packages separately.
  Compiletime-only requirements: java8 and apache-ant.
  I will re-add the old vlc-2.2.8 packages for Slackware 14.2 and -current
  to my repository under a new package name 'vlc2' for those who do not
  want Qt5 on their system.
  Usual caveat: versions that can not only DEcode but also ENcode AAC
  audio, and can play encrypted DVD's without the need for a separate
  libdvdcss package, can be found in my alternative repository where I keep
  the packages containing code that might violate stupid US software patents:
  https://slackware.nl/people/alien/restricted_slackbuilds/vlc/

Last edited by Daedra; 02-10-2018 at 03:17 AM.
 
Old 02-10-2018, 02:13 AM   #3
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you are missing the main dependencies
Code:
libxkbcommon
qt5
qt5-webkit
EDIT: Oops, Daedra has been faster!
 
Old 02-10-2018, 02:24 AM   #4
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trollog --

EDIT: oops. oops. Daedra and ponce are both faster

Alien Bob's restricted vlc-3.0.0-x86_64-1alien Package is running fine here.

Do you have all the prerequisite packages ?

Code:
# head -18 ChangeLog.txt

+--------------------------+
Fri Feb  9 22:41:47 UTC 2018
vlc: updated to the new major release 3.0.0.  Updated internal libraries:
  ass, dvdcss, dvdnav, dvdread, bluray, ffmpeg, live555, ssh2, x262, x264.
  New internal libraries: microdns, sdm, srt.
  Removed libraries: aacenc, daap, faad, faac, vcdimager.
  Now uses Qt5 for its GUI.  Incorporating static Qt libraries into
  the package is no longer supported by the SlackBuild.
  You need to install libxkbcommon, qt5, qt5-webkit packages separately.
  Compiletime-only requirements: java8 and apache-ant.
  I will re-add the old vlc-2.2.8 packages for Slackware 14.2 and -current
  to my repository under a new package name 'vlc2' for those who do not
  want Qt5 on their system.
  Usual caveat: versions that can not only DEcode but also ENcode AAC
  audio, and can play encrypted DVD's without the need for a separate
  libdvdcss package, can be found in my alternative repository where I keep
  the packages containing code that might violate stupid US software patents:
  https://slackware.nl/people/alien/restricted_slackbuilds/vlc/
From the ChangeLog.txt file, you need these additional Packages:
Code:
# ls -la /var/log/packages/{libxkbcommon,qt5}*

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   4191 Mar 12  2016 /var/log/packages/libxkbcommon-0.5.0-x86_64-1alien
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 485599 Dec 14  2016 /var/log/packages/qt5-5.7.0-x86_64-3alien
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   6995 Nov 13  2016 /var/log/packages/qt5-webkit-5.7.0-x86_64-1alien
HTH

-- kjh

Last edited by kjhambrick; 02-10-2018 at 03:38 AM.
 
Old 02-10-2018, 02:42 AM   #5
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No, clearly I don't have the prerequisites.
Exaclty the info I was looking for. thanks everyone.
 
Old 02-10-2018, 03:38 AM   #6
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trollog --

YW and THX for making me look.

I missed updates for libxkbcommon, qt5, qt5-webkit last February.

Updated the packages and vlc still works

-- kjh

Code:
# ls -la /var/log/packages/{libxkbcommon,qt5}*

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   4210 Feb 10 02:20 /var/log/packages/libxkbcommon-0.7.1-x86_64-1alien
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 507960 Feb 10 02:11 /var/log/packages/qt5-5.7.1-x86_64-1alien
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   7004 Feb 10 02:11 /var/log/packages/qt5-webkit-5.7.1-x86_64-1alien
 
Old 02-10-2018, 04:16 AM   #7
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never noticed the changelogs

Makes perfect sense. Hindsight is always 20/20.
I read Pat's changelogs.
Never noticed Eric's but have thought many times that I wished I had a change log to read for his stuff.
Turns out the whole time, I did. Duh.
Simple fix. VLC looks great.

>>Updated the packages and vlc still works

Yes sometimes things just keep on keepin' on until something in an ancient .rc file breaks it.
That was the first place I looked this time around. It's been the problem in other cases. Slow
drift across the years. Old deprecated options etc. Geeqie going to GTK 3 was my last big surprise.
Oh well, need a new color theme every 12 years or so anyways.

Last edited by trollog; 02-10-2018 at 04:24 AM.
 
Old 10-18-2018, 06:16 PM   #8
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icu4c

I also reach here because of the same problem, but i later found that the fault is from the new -current icu4c package. Eric also found the problem with several packages and build a icu4c-compat package to make the old packages working.

So install that one and existent apps that stop working should work again
 
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:53 PM   #9
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the fault is from the new -current icu4c package
it took me probably around 3 hours of misery before I found your post thanks Higuita!
 
  


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