[Lucid] another error (was Faulty Tree)

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Aug 21 23:26:17 UTC 2010

On 08/21/2010 05:27 AM, James Hogarth wrote:
>>         Jim please tell us what version of Ubuntu you had and I assume
>> you upgraded from the Internet version 10.04.1. Is this a desktop version?
>> Thanks.
>> 73 Karl
> Since you asked to be corrected when you say thing inappropriate or
> wrong Karl....
> It is irrelevant if it is the desktop or server version - it is
> *still* Ubuntu with identical libraries.
> In terms of releases 10.04 == 10.04.1 given that all users should be
> updating packages anyway.

Actually it's a question that I would have asked as well (not the server
part, but certainly which version Jim was upgrading from). He's since
answered that indirectly in a later post "It crashed at or
near the completion of the upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04.).

> The issue is Helix Player Plugin and the dependency on the old
> libstdc++ library. Removing this plugin will solve the issue.

Helix player was removed in lucid due to:
And so should have been removed completely upon the upgrade from karmic
to lucid. This doesn't appear to be the case in Jim's upgrade. However
that may also have been due to the fact that he also appears to have
installed realplayer directly in his /opt folder:
so most he most likely has dead symlinks hanging around.
[If not, then he should file a bug report on launchpad reporting it]

It looks like he then, at some other date, may have installed realplayer
via medibuntu or similar:

$ locate nphelix.so
[this is on a fully updated/upgraded 10.4.x desktop]

Notce that there are no:

in there.

> To troubleshoot we need to find out what is directing Firefox to try
> and load the plugin and prevent it from doing so.

I'd first remove /opt/RealPlayer/ to get that completely out of the way.
Then I'd purge the deb packaged realplayer:

$ sudo apt-get purge realplayer

Then restart Firefox & test. If that's working, and he still wishes to
have RealPlayer, then reinstall via medibuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install realplayer

$ apt-cache depends realplayer
  Depends: libasound2
  Depends: libatk1.0-0
  Depends: libc6
  Depends: libgcc1
  Depends: libglib2.0-0
  Depends: libgtk2.0-0
  Depends: libpango1.0-0
  Depends: libstdc++6
  Depends: libx11-6
  Depends: libxext6
  Depends: libxv1
  Conflicts: <helix-player>

$ apt-cache policy realplayer
  Installed: 11.0.0-0.2medibuntu2
  Candidate: 11.0.0-0.2medibuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 11.0.0-0.2medibuntu2 0
        500 http://packages.medibuntu.org/ lucid/non-free Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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