[SOLVED] Problem with latest VLC LAN under 3.2.2 64bit Porteus.

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[SOLVED] Problem with latest VLC LAN under 3.2.2 64bit Porteus.

Post#1 by wii07 » 23 May 2018, 15:53

Maybe someone can help me. Today i wanted to upgrade to the latest stable VLC LAN, its Version 3.0.2 64 and i got it from here:

http://slackware.uk/people/alien/restri ... 4/current/

When i am trying to start it nothing happens, the terminal says the following:

"vlc: error while loading shared libraries: libidn.so.12: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory!"

Any Idea what to do? VLC LAN Version 2.2.6 is running fine.

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Post#2 by apollo » 23 May 2018, 17:48

I have no 3.2.2 installation running anymore, but you should search via USM for "libidn" and try one of the packages offered there.
My Porteus Module Repo: https://porteus.rw-net.de

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Post#3 by fulalas » 23 May 2018, 21:56

@wii07, you can try to download the missing lib from here: https://slackware.pkgs.org/14.2/slackwa ... 2.txz.html

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Post#4 by wii07 » 24 May 2018, 08:00

thx for your help, its working now.

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Re: [SOLVED] Problem with latest VLC LAN under 3.2.2 64bit Porteus.

Post#5 by leclaw » 12 Jan 2019, 21:27

Hi, I realize that this thread is a bit old but I am bumping into the same problem now.
I downloaded VLC from: http://slackware.uk/people/alien/restri ... 4/current/
the package: vlc-3.0.4-x86_64-1alien.txz
Converted to xzm and activated successfully. When I try to run it I get the same result and message as the OP.

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root@porteus:/usr/bin# ldd /usr/bin/vlc | grep "not found"
        libidn.so.12 => not found
        libidn.so.12 => not found
        libidn.so.12 => not found
root@porteus:/usr/bin# 
Following the link suggested here I download 'libidn-1.34-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz', convert to xzm. activate, and still get libidn.so.12 => not found.
If I extract the xzm module and look into the file contained there I see

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root@porteus:~/temp/libidn/libidn-1.34-x86_64-1_slack14.2/usr/lib64# ls
libidn.la*  libidn.so@  libidn.so.11@  libidn.so.11.6.18*  pkgconfig/

It contains libidn.so.11 rather than 12...
USM currently has 5 different files listed when I search for 'libidn'

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root@porteus:/# usm -s libidn
libidn-1.34-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz was found in slackwarepatches []
perl-Net-LibIDN-0.12-x86_64-1ponce.txz was found in ponce [not installed]
libidn2-2.0.4-x86_64-1_slonly.txz was found in slackonly [installed]
perl-Net-LibIDN-0.12-x86_64-1_slonly.txz was found in slackonly [not installed]
libidn-1.30-x86_64-1.txz was found in slackware []
Packages found:   5

If I search for libidn.so.12 directly I get:

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root@porteus:/# usm -s libidn.so.12
 ----------------------------- 
 Are you searching for a library file? 
libidn.so.12, it seems a library.
Would you like to find the package for it? [y/n]
 no package found for: libidn.so.12 
root@porteus:/#
So, I am stuck. The thread ends by saying it is working but I wasn't clear on what was done to fix it.
Perhaps I should have downloaded a different version of VLC in the first place?
Thanks for any suggestions.
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Re: [SOLVED] Problem with latest VLC LAN under 3.2.2 64bit Porteus.

Post#6 by ncmprhnsbl » 12 Jan 2019, 22:12

this is what you're looking for:
libidn-1.35-x86_64-1.txz
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Re: [SOLVED] Problem with latest VLC LAN under 3.2.2 64bit Porteus.

Post#7 by leclaw » 13 Jan 2019, 14:16

Wow, perfect. That file does have libidn.so.12.
After I got the file that I needed I went to the Parent Directory on that page to look around. What a fantastic resource.
I've been away from Linux for about 10 years but am now reconstructing my 'knowledge base'.
Things like this are a great help.
Tks.
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