Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Help with issues regarding installation of Debian

Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Postby kmchen » 2019-09-17 21:36

Hi,
After complete Buster reinstall on a Stretch I discover that Amarok is not present anymore.

Code: Select all
root@kmcs:/home/kmc# apt search amarok
En train de trier... Fait
Recherche en texte intégral... Fait
clementine/stable,stable 1.3.1+git609-g623a53681+dfsg-1 amd64
  modern music player and library organizer

mpris-remote/stable,stable 0.0~1.gpb7c7f5c6-1.1 all
  command-line interface for mpris compatible media players

vorbisgain/stable,stable 0.37-2+b1 amd64
  add Replay Gain volume tags to Ogg Vorbis files

root@kmcs:/home/kmc# dpkg -l *amarok*
dpkg-query: aucun paquet ne correspond à *amarok*
root@kmcs:/home/kmc# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
#

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.1.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 NETINST 20190908-01:07]/ buster main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.1.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 NETINST 20190908-01:07]/ buster main

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster main
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster main

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main

# buster-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main

# kmc_ac
deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ buster main contrib non-free



How can I install that package back ?
Développeur WEB
http://www.webologix.com
kmchen
 
Posts: 52
Joined: 2013-04-24 06:29

Re: Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Postby stevepusser » 2019-09-17 23:25

It was removed from Buster because of a rather trivial problem that just required a rebuild against a newer version of mariadb, but was then yanked from upstream before that rebuild took place as part of the effort there to remove all Qt 4 applications.
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=921194

Let me see if I can build a MX 19 version on generic Buster that you can also install.
Last edited by stevepusser on 2019-09-18 00:55, edited 1 time in total.
The MX Linux repositories: Backports galore! If we don't have something, just ask and we'll try--we like challenges. New packages: Clipgrab 3.8.6, Hedgewars 1.0.0, PulseEffects 4.6.8, Telegram-desktop 1.8.15, Pale Moon 28.7.2, KeepassXC 2.5.1
User avatar
stevepusser
 
Posts: 11254
Joined: 2009-10-06 05:53

Re: Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Postby stevepusser » 2019-09-18 00:18

Here are Buster compatible MX 19 packages, along with Stretch compatible MX 17 packages, of Amarok 2.9.0. Though the sources have been removed from Sid, you can still get them at snapshot.debian.org.

You need to install the amarok-common deb package, along with the amarok-utils and amarok debs for your architecture--in that order if one at a time with gdebi, or all at once with apt for local debs.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1M4aIG ... v390KX6Ira

I had to build the Stretch versions with my precious, precious backported gcc-8 in order to avoid a build failure on gcc-6 there, but they don't need anything newer than the stock Stretch runtime libraries. Funny how that works out sometimes.
The MX Linux repositories: Backports galore! If we don't have something, just ask and we'll try--we like challenges. New packages: Clipgrab 3.8.6, Hedgewars 1.0.0, PulseEffects 4.6.8, Telegram-desktop 1.8.15, Pale Moon 28.7.2, KeepassXC 2.5.1
User avatar
stevepusser
 
Posts: 11254
Joined: 2009-10-06 05:53

Re: Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Postby Soul Singin' » 2019-10-27 11:42

stevepusser wrote:Here are Buster compatible MX 19 packages

Thank you for building these. I found them in the MX repository, but I was unable to add the repository to my sources.list because I cannot find the MX-19 public key. Could you please provide a link to it? Thanks in advance.
User avatar
Soul Singin'
 
Posts: 1578
Joined: 2008-12-21 07:02

Re: Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Postby pcalvert » 2019-10-27 14:16

I downloaded the repo key from here:
http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/m/m ... e-keyring/
Code: Select all
wget -c http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/m/mx-archive-keyring/mx-archive-keyring_2018.2mx17_all.deb


And then I installed it using gdebi:
Code: Select all
# gdebi mx-archive-keyring_2018.2mx17_all.deb


After adding the MX Linux repo, aptitude suddenly wanted to upgrade some packages using the MX Linux repo. Since that behavior is undesirable, I had to use apt-pinning to prevent it. I am using Devuan ASCII; pure Debian may not have that problem.

This is my apt-pinning config:
Code: Select all
$ cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/mxrepo-pinning
Package: adobe-flashplugin
Pin: origin "mxrepo.com"
Pin-Priority: 100

Package: seamonkey
Pin: origin "mxrepo.com"
Pin-Priority: 100

Package: *
Pin: origin "mxrepo.com"
Pin-Priority: 50



Phil
“Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good
in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become
rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.”
— Abraham Lincoln
pcalvert
 
Posts: 1851
Joined: 2006-04-21 11:19
Location: Sol Sector

Re: Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Postby Hallvor » 2019-10-27 15:07

If you are looking for a replacement, Strawberry is good.

https://www.strawberrymusicplayer.org/
Lenovo Thinkpad T440S, Intel Core i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Debian Buster (KDE)
User avatar
Hallvor
 
Posts: 947
Joined: 2009-04-16 18:35
Location: Norway

Re: Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Postby Soul Singin' » 2019-10-27 16:19

pcalvert wrote:I downloaded the repo key from here:

Thank you for tracking that one down for me.

pcalvert wrote:apt-pinning

Good tips! Thank you.

Hallvor wrote:If you are looking for a replacement, Strawberry is good.

Another good tip. Thank you. I've been using Clementine (from which Strawberry was forked). It does everything I need, but I'm nostalgic for my old friend.
User avatar
Soul Singin'
 
Posts: 1578
Joined: 2008-12-21 07:02

Re: Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Postby Soul Singin' » 2019-10-27 16:37

Code: Select all
# dpkg -i mx-archive-keyring_2018.2mx17_all.deb

Works for Stretch, but not for Buster.

One solution is to allow insecure repositories in your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

Code: Select all
deb [ allow-insecure=yes ] http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ buster main


Nonetheless, I still could not install Amarok on Buster:

Code: Select all
# apt-get -s install amarok
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 amarok : Depends: libqtscript4-core but it is not installable
          Depends: libqtscript4-gui but it is not installable
          Depends: libqtscript4-network but it is not installable
          Depends: libqtscript4-sql but it is not installable
          Depends: libqtscript4-uitools but it is not installable
          Depends: libqtscript4-xml but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


:(
User avatar
Soul Singin'
 
Posts: 1578
Joined: 2008-12-21 07:02

Re: Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Postby Soul Singin' » 2019-10-27 17:42

Soul Singin' wrote:Nonetheless, I still could not install Amarok on Buster

The trick is to install Qt4 from Stretch. After doing that, I installed an Amarok package (2.9.0-1) that I had previously built myself.

Thanks for your help, everyone! . Amarok is now playing music on my machine! . :D
User avatar
Soul Singin'
 
Posts: 1578
Joined: 2008-12-21 07:02

Re: Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Postby stevepusser » 2019-10-27 20:19

Thanks for catching that--I'm forwardporting qtscriptgenerator to MX 19 right now.

We also have Strawberry in the MX main and test repos: https://repology.org/project/strawberry/versions

It's a single deb package, so it would be easier to get the deb by clicking on the link and manually installing it.

I don't know if it will build on armhf (Pi) or arm64 architectures, but I now have those cross-compiling setups working in pbuilder, so if anyone wants those, I can give it a try.
The MX Linux repositories: Backports galore! If we don't have something, just ask and we'll try--we like challenges. New packages: Clipgrab 3.8.6, Hedgewars 1.0.0, PulseEffects 4.6.8, Telegram-desktop 1.8.15, Pale Moon 28.7.2, KeepassXC 2.5.1
User avatar
stevepusser
 
Posts: 11254
Joined: 2009-10-06 05:53

Re: Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Postby bester69 » 2019-10-27 22:49

Hallvor wrote:If you are looking for a replacement, Strawberry is good.

https://www.strawberrymusicplayer.org/

Man, thats crap!! (perhaps in ten years), for now I would suggest you better cantata player, or clementine... Im very happy with cantata
Last edited by bester69 on 2019-10-28 03:39, edited 1 time in total.
bester69 wrote:You wont change my mind when I know Im right, Im not an ...
User avatar
bester69
 
Posts: 1494
Joined: 2015-04-02 13:15

Re: Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2019-10-27 23:20

gmusicbrowser ftw
AdrianTM wrote:There's no hacker in my grandma...
User avatar
dilberts_left_nut
 
Posts: 5017
Joined: 2009-10-05 07:54
Location: enzed

Re: Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Postby sunrat » 2019-10-28 02:54

bester69 wrote:
Hallvor wrote:If you are looking for a replacement, Strawberry is good.

https://www.strawberrymusicplayer.org/

Man, thats crap!! (perhaps in ten years), for now I would suggest you better cantanta player, or clementine... Im very happy with catanta

Your opinion is noted and will be mocked mercilessly. But you are entitled to have it, you know what they say about opinions. I find Strawberry to be rather good for what it is.
I do agree about Cantata, I like it a lot (my opinion :mrgreen: ). But mainly I prefer DeadBeef.

Amarok used to be my absolute favourite player a while back but it's Qt4 and Qt4 is fairly redundant now. If it were to be rewritten for Qt5 I would be the first to return to it.
“ computer users can be divided into 2 categories:
Those who have lost data
...and those who have not lost data YET ”
Remember to BACKUP!
User avatar
sunrat
 
Posts: 2882
Joined: 2006-08-29 09:12
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Postby bester69 » 2019-10-28 04:01

sunrat wrote:
bester69 wrote:
Hallvor wrote:If you are looking for a replacement, Strawberry is good.

https://www.strawberrymusicplayer.org/

Man, thats crap!! (perhaps in ten years), for now I would suggest you better cantanta player, or clementine... Im very happy with catanta

Your opinion is noted and will be mocked mercilessly. But you are entitled to have it, you know what they say about opinions. I find Strawberry to be rather good for what it is.
I do agree about Cantata, I like it a lot (my opinion :mrgreen: ). But mainly I prefer DeadBeef.

Amarok used to be my absolute favourite player a while back but it's Qt4 and Qt4 is fairly redundant now. If it were to be rewritten for Qt5 I would be the first to return to it.

I never liked Amarok, I found it a extrange interface , very litle inteligible.. I gave it several chances but It was very extrange that program.. Clementine was very much clever and workable.. I think i tried DeadBeef eventually, but i think to remember it was buggy or poor as for features.. Im goint to try it now again to see..why would you prefer it over Cantata... Cantata is very stable,its a mpd client which means faster, and lower cpu..has podcasts and a lot of radio streams libraries embedded, even comes with a plugin for Soundcloud.. Furthermore it has a clean interface with system tray.
bester69 wrote:You wont change my mind when I know Im right, Im not an ...
User avatar
bester69
 
Posts: 1494
Joined: 2015-04-02 13:15

Re: Amarok dissapeared in Buster

Postby bester69 » 2019-10-28 04:23

dilberts_left_nut wrote:gmusicbrowser ftw


Ive just try it, and didnt like it very much, that thing is really crazy, It comes with an interface too configurable (littel intelligible), thought felt very stable and well done, you dont feel confortable with so many themes and configurations..but seems to have a lot of development behind
I would prefer a more serious player like audacious or foobar2000(wine/snap) for that kind of music player. In my case i use Cantata (mpd) for everithing.
bester69 wrote:You wont change my mind when I know Im right, Im not an ...
User avatar
bester69
 
Posts: 1494
Joined: 2015-04-02 13:15

Next

Return to Installation

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: arasuk and 10 guests

fashionable