I Can't Reinstall Recent Version Of VLC - Help!

Asked by taurus on 2008-09-19

Unfortunately, I had issues with the most recent version of VLC (9.2.0), so I decided to purge, remove it and reinstall it. When I did try to reinstall it, it wouldn't load up at all and I got the following error message. Can someone please help me with this problem? thanks.

x@xx:~$ vlc
VLC media player 0.9.2 Grishenko
[00000001] main libvlc debug: VLC media player - version 0.9.2 Grishenko - (c) 1996-2008 the VideoLAN team
[00000001] main libvlc debug: libvlc was configured with ./configure '--mandir=/share/man' '--infodir=/share/info' '--host=i486-linux-gnu' '--build=i486-linux-gnu' '--enable-release' '--prefix=/usr' '--enable-libtool' '--disable-gnome' '--disable-gtk' '--disable-familiar' '--disable-fb' '--enable-ggi' '--enable-sdl' '--enable-esd' '--enable-pulse' '--disable-qt' '--enable-mad' '--enable-arts' '--enable-alsa' '--enable-lirc' '--enable-a52' '--enable-aa' '--enable-dvbpsi' '--enable-mozilla' '--disable-kde' '--enable-mp4' '--enable-dvb' '--enable-dv' '--disable-satellite' '--enable-ogg' '--enable-vorbis' '--enable-wxwidgets' '--with-wx-config=wx-config' '--disable-slp' '--enable-flac' '--disable-skins' '--disable-basic-skins' '--enable-skins2' '--enable-freetype' '--enable-mkv' '--enable-v4l' '--enable-pvr' '--enable-speex' '--enable-caca' '--disable-live555' '--enable-libmpeg2' '--disable-dca' '--enable-fribidi' '--enable-cdio' '--enable-mod' '--enable-theora' '--enable-modplug' '--enable-dvdnav' '--enable-gnutls' '--enable-ffmpeg' '--enable-ncurses' '--enable-smb' '--disable-gnomevfs' '--enable-bonjour' '--enable-mpc' '--enable-vcd' '--enable-vcdx' '--enable-xosd' '--enable-notify' '--enable-jack' '--enable-libass' '--enable-asademux' '--enable-svg' '--enable-snapshot' '--enable-update-check' '--enable-faad' '--with-faad-tree=extras/faad2' '--enable-x264' '--with-x264-tree=extras/x264' '--enable-glide' '--enable-svgalib' '--enable-dvd' '--without-dvdcss' 'build_alias=i486-linux-gnu' 'host_alias=i486-linux-gnu' 'CFLAGS=-g -O2' 'LDFLAGS=-Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions' 'CPPFLAGS=' 'CXXFLAGS=-g -O2' 'PKG_CONFIG_PATH=KG_CONFIG_PATH:extras/x264:extras/faad2'
[00000001] main libvlc debug: translation test: code is "C"
[00000398] skins2 interface: skin: VLC 0.8.5 Default Skin author: aLtgLasS
WARNING: QApplication was not created in the main() thread.
ASSERT failure in QCoreApplication: "there should be only one application object", file kernel/qcoreapplication.cpp, line 423
Aborted

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2008-09-20
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2008-09-20
Andrey Andreev (narf) said : #1

You should report this as a bug.

taurus (taurusxz) said : #2

I really need an answer to this issue. It's important that I reinstall VLC successfully.

Please don't send any bug report about unofficial vlc...

How have you installed the vlc 9.2.0 wich insn't into ufficial repository...?

Thank you

taurus (taurusxz) said : #4

marcobra, how are you? You asked a good question. The answer is, I enabled the multiverse mirror then ran:

- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-esd mozilla-plugin-vlc

Now, the problem is that I purged vlc and removed the .vlc directory from my home folder to help me reinstall vlc. The strange thing is that when I reinstall vlc then uninstall it, I can't find that directory anymore. That's strange!

Marcobra, if I can't get vlc 9.2.0 installed again, than, can you show me how to install the previous version, 8.6.0?

Thanks, dude!

Please copy and paste here the content of your /etc/apt/sources.list

Thank you

taurus (taurusxz) said : #6

Hi, Marcobra. Here's the results of what you had asked. Do you think the solution lies in removing the last line of my sources.list (that has to do with the most recent version of VLC), which is: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/ubuntu hardy main ? Then, should I reload and see if I can get the previous version of VLC which is 8.6.0?

#
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080422.2)]/ hardy main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy restricted main #Added by software-properties

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080422.2)]/ hardy main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
## users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
# deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian sid main

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/ubuntu hardy main

Best Andrew (and471) said : #7

Yes, remove that last line, save and then run in a Terminal (Applications > Accessories > terminal):

gksudo apt-get update

(Enter your password in the dialog that pops up)

Once that command has finished, run the command:

gksudo apt-get remove --purge vlc vlc-plugin-esd mozilla-plugin-vlc vlc* && sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-esd mozilla-plugin-vlc vlc*

taurus (taurusxz) said : #8

Thanks rugby471, that solved my question.