Error running Audacity on Ubuntu Artful 17.10

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Error running Audacity on Ubuntu Artful 17.10

Permanent link to this post Posted by marrabld » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:12 pm

Hi,

I installed Audacity through the usual apt-get repos in Ubuntu 17.10. But when I run it I get the error below. So I tried installing from the community repo on the forum and I get the exact same error when trying to launch Audacity.

It seems that it is looking for libwebpmux2 but Artful now only has libwebpmux3 in its repos.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

ERROR
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audacity: error while loading shared libraries: libwebpmux.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


OTHER OUTPUTS
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apt list audacity -a 
Listing... Done
audacity/artful,now 2.2.1-1build1~ubuntu17.10 amd64 [installed]
audacity/artful 2.1.2-2 amd64


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uname -a
Linux marrabld-XPS-13-9350 4.13.0-21-generic #24-Ubuntu SMP Mon Dec 18 17:29:16 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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Re: Error running Audacity on Ubuntu Artful 17.10

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:46 pm

When / where do you see that error?
Is that the full message?
Have you checked to see if the problem is logged on Ubuntu's bug tracker?
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Re: Error running Audacity on Ubuntu Artful 17.10

Permanent link to this post Posted by marrabld » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:54 pm

I see it when I launch it from the CLI. I tried launching it from the GUI and nothing happens. So I tried from the CLI so that I could see the errors.

yes, that is the only error that I see. Are there any other parameters I can parse the command to see a more verbose output?

I did look and didn't see anything.
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Re: Error running Audacity on Ubuntu Artful 17.10

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:43 am

marrabld wrote:
steve wrote:Have you checked to see if the problem is logged on Ubuntu's bug tracker?

I did look and didn't see anything.


Perhaps you can help out and take a look. We have very few helpers on the Linux part of the forum (usually just me), and I see there are half a dozen new posts that need looking at.
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Re: Error running Audacity on Ubuntu Artful 17.10

Permanent link to this post Posted by marrabld » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:15 am

Happy to take a look but not sure my C++ is up to scratch in order to help fix problems. I can try triage some bugs if I can get it installed on my box.

I just installed from source and I get the exact same problem. :-/
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