I’m having an issue with one of the latest updates…on KDE/Plasma.
I made a post in the latest “update thread” but it was suggested to me that it might be good/better to make a separate post about the issue.
So I’ll just quote my own post here.
This issue presented itself after the 2021-04-09 update. I figured I’ll just give it a couple of days to try to figure it out or maybe an update will roll out. But since there hasn’t any fixes or solution out, or I couldn’t find any after looking around. I thought it’s time to make a post, but the thread for the last update is closed, so I’ll post here.
The problems I’m having is when trying to start applications that are dependent on the aom package for AV1 codec.
So far I’ve seen it on digikam, ksysguard, kdenliva and cantata, mpv with celluloid and also having problem viewing some online content.
And the error message I get if I try to start the applications from the terminal is the following: [application name]: error while loading shared libraries: libaom.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I have tried to:
Removed aom and build/install aom-git
Reinstall the applications that are affected both standard and building git-versions of them.
I have tried to search and find solutions but to no avail.
The only thing that works is downgrading aom all the way to version 2.0.2-1
I did find this bug report for Arch Linux.
This is working for me for now. But long term, this is a dealbreaker, regardless of where the problems lie or who’s fault it is. I need to trust that the media and codecs are working without any stupid problems like this, for my work.
Any suggestions as to why this happens and maybe a possible fix ?
Apparently you’re dealing with Google here, so good luck trying to file an application bug with a library developer.
The best thing to do would be for you to file an application bug (one of digikam, ksysguard, kdenliva and cantata, mpv with celluloid) and the application developer filing a bug with the library developers, unless you’re a developer yourself and can trace back where exactly in the LIB the error sits.
First of, thanks for taking the time to answer, much appreciated.
OK…sure, but how could it be that so many others who use those packages doesn’t seem to be affected ? (Not suggesting that should have the answer…I’m just "thinking out loud).
I didn’t choose to install the aom package it must have been installed as a dependency. Those applications that are dependent on aom doesn’t start at all, dead in the water, so to speak, without libaom.so.2 (aom)
If there is a bug that causes this it should affect MANY more !
The latest Manjaro aom package provides
and no longer libaom.so.2, hence the error message. What is strange is that the applications you mention should not request libaom.so.2 specifically. On my system digikam and ksysguard work fine with libaom.so.3.
Are you sure that they are all fully updated? Can you check the output of ls -al /usr/lib/libaom* and ldd /usr/bin/digikam | grep libaom?
Exactly what do you mean by documenting ?
Do you mean filing a bug report ?
Otherwise, there is not much to document.
I updated my system the usual way (sudo pacman -Syu) and after a rebot applications stopped working, end of story.
Affected package versions I’ve come across so far as follows: Digikam 7.2.0-1 (from AUR without akonadi,mediawiki,vcontacte)
But I have also tried the latest one from official repos 7.0.2-3 Ksysguard 5.21.4-1 Kdenlive 20.12.3-2 Mpv 1:0.33.1-1 (Celluloid 0.21-1)
I’ve just now changed the mirror list from “worldwide” to Sweden (where I’m located), German, Switzerland, Danish, Norwegian and back to worldwide. After every time refreshed the database and even done a fast track of the 5 fastest servers. Nothing gets further updated.
I’ve also tried to manually uninstall and reinstall every affected application after every rebuild of the database.
I use only mirrors from Germany (which are relatively near)
The mirrors you are using are actually updated?
Pacman-mirrors version 4.21.0
Local mirror status for stable branch
Mirror #1 OK 01:53 Germany https://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/manjaro/
Mirror #2 OK 00:53 Germany https://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/manjaro/
Mirror #3 OK 01:53 Germany https://mirror.23media.com/manjaro/
Mirror #4 OK 00:03 Germany https://manjaro.moson.eu/
Mirror #5 OK 00:03 Germany https://manjaro.moson.org/
Mirror #6 OK 01:53 Germany https://mirror.atysleaks.org/manjaro/
Mirror #7 OK 00:13 Germany https://manjaro.re/
Mirror #8 OK 00:03 Germany https://mirror.alpix.eu/manjaro/