More rtld trouble

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at
Tue Aug 14 04:40:21 UTC 2012

Am 13.08.2012 23:46 (UTC+1) schrieb Juergen Lock:
> [removed kan and kib from Cc as this is now not about rtld in fact]
> On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 11:11:09PM +0200, Juergen Lock wrote:
>> Hi kib, kan, sorry to bother you again but... :)
>> On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 09:53:55PM +0200, Rainer Hurling wrote:
>>> On 13.08.2012 21:24 (UTC+2), Rainer Hurling wrote:
>>>> On 13.08.2012 19:45 (UTC+2), Juergen Lock wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 07:34:45AM +0200, Rainer Hurling wrote:
>> [...]
>>>>> I just posted the workaround for that crash:
>>>> Thanks for the newest patch! The change from
>>>> sysconf(_SC_GETPW_R_SIZE_MAX) to LINE_MAX + 1 works nice here. No core
>>>> dumps any more and sound via pulseaudio is working again :)
>>>>>>>     I'll Cc the pulseaudio port maintainers (gnome@), maybe they have
>>>>>>> an idea?
>>>>>> Did you forgot to Cc gnome@ (even on the other thread)?
>>>>>    Yeah, I manually forwarded the mail when I noticed.
>>>>>> I tried out a little bit the build without pulseaudio enabled. It seems
>>>>>> to me, that the sound of vlc is somewhat noisy or dirty, especially for
>>>>>> parts with more dynamics. This scratchy noise grows up when gain control
>>>>>> comes over 100% (up to 200% is possible). Can anyone confirm this?
>>>>>    I haven't noticed that here, maybe your soundcard is clipping etc
>>>>> due to too high mixer levels?
>>>> Hmm, possible, but unlikely. This worked pretty good with version 1.1.13
>>>> and as I wrote, gain control was set in the middle (100%). But now, with
>>>> pulseaudio enabled again, there is not problem with damaged sound
>>>> quality any more.
> Btw it's still possible that different mixer items cause different
> clipping etc, for example vol 100 and pcm low sounds worse than
> vol 75 and pcm higher, etc.  (Maybe pulseaudio does that...?)

OK, thanks for the hint. I will have a further look at mixer. There are 
also some combinations like with kmix etc., that are not exactly 
represented in mixer settings ...

>>>>>> And last but not least: When I deinstall vlc I get the following
>>>>>> message:
>>>>>> pkg_delete: '/usr/local/lib/vlc/plugins/plugins.dat' fails original MD5
>>>>>> checksum - deleted anyway.
>>>>>    That's the file whose generating crashed when building with the old
>>>>> vlc still installed, maybe it's regenerated at runtime otherwise?
>>>> No, it also fails original MD5 checksum with deinstall/reinstall within
>>>> 2.0.3.
>>>>>> Thanks again for your work on this port.
>>>>>> Rainer
>>>>>    You're welcome! :)
>>>>>      Juergen
>>> I just found two other problems, which at least occur on my system
>>> (10.0-CURRENT amd64):
>>> (1) With option NOTIFY enabled I am able to build, but not to install
>>> vlc. It gives me:
>> [...]
>>> (2) Option PROJM builds and installs, but crashes when I try to start it
>>> within vlc:
>>> No Textures Loaded from /usr/local/share/projectM/textures
>>> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
>>> As far as I can see, there is no path to projectM/textures (installed
>>> from libprojectM) on FreeBSD, but to projectM/presets?
>>   I'll have to look at that next...
> Hmm, cannot seem to reproduce this one, sorry.  (Or do I have to do
> something special in vlc to activate it?  I just tried playing a
> video file...)

I have the problem with ProjectM when playing audio files and turn the 
ProjectM visualizations on. It immediately crashes.

>>> Sorry for this late response, but before I was not able to run vlc
>>> because of the pulseaudio crashing.
>>   Thanx,
>> 	Juergen

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