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#1 2012-12-07 13:09:41

martinc2
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[SOLVED] mpd client [cantata] problems

Hi,

I'm finding it quite hard to debug this, but when trying to connect to mpd, cantata (0.9 or 0.8.3) crashes silently.  If I kill the mpd daemon then cantata starts fine; it crashes immediately after starting mpd when I attempt a connection (mpd run as local user, connection through localhost:6600, if that makes a difference).  Grubbing around in the mpd logs I find the following, which seems to be a big clue, except that I can't find anything online.

Dec 07 12:34 : avahi: Client Disconnected, will reconnect shortly
Dec 07 12:34 : avahi: Could not reconnect: An unexpected D-Bus error occured

I should say that mpc seems to work fine.  Any help much appreciated!

EDIT: These logs seem to be irrelevant to the problem, now that I've had the chance to look a little harder: But I'm still stumped...

Last edited by martinc2 (2012-12-14 19:48:58)

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#2 2012-12-07 16:47:41

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Re: [SOLVED] mpd client [cantata] problems

hmm... while this is no solution: do you NEED avahi support?


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#3 2012-12-07 17:17:40

martinc2
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Re: [SOLVED] mpd client [cantata] problems

hmm... while this is no solution: do you NEED avahi support?

Wouldn't have thought so.  I have a feeling the dbus/avahi issue may be a red herring now that I've had a chance to systematically downgrade and triage some more...  The problem seems to lie purely with cantata.  As to solving it, I'm lost for inspiration...

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#4 2012-12-07 22:30:14

useradded
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Re: [SOLVED] mpd client [cantata] problems

I know this doesn't solve your problem as such, but my AUR cantata package (minus KDE libs) works on my KDE system, whereas the one from the official repos doesn't.

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#5 2012-12-08 16:03:03

martinc2
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Re: [SOLVED] mpd client [cantata] problems

Encouraging to know that someone else has the same problem(!).

cantata-qt works great for me.  Thanks useradded.

Can anyone else confirm that community/cantata is broken?

Last edited by martinc2 (2012-12-08 16:19:58)

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#6 2012-12-08 16:45:01

arnd
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Re: [SOLVED] mpd client [cantata] problems

Same here.

I have updated Cantata this morning on KDE 4.9.3. It worked. Later I updated to KDE 4.9.4, it broke on two systems. It doesn't work on a local socket and also not on a network connection to another server.

I have tried older version, didn't help. Same with cantata-svn from AUR.

After starting without running mpd it comes up and sometimes stays up after connecting.

cantata-qt from AUR (also 0.9.0) works.

Last edited by arnd (2012-12-08 17:01:35)

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#7 2012-12-09 16:02:24

mnx
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Re: [SOLVED] mpd client [cantata] problems

Confirmed. Crashes here silently too. When running it with valgrind it does not crash.

Valgrind output is here, hope this helps:  http://codepad.org/HMn1SFIJ

Besides, it worked fine until the latest update to KDE 4.9.4. Cantata version here is 0.9.0-1.

Last edited by mnx (2012-12-09 16:04:25)

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#8 2012-12-11 14:20:59

martinc2
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Re: [SOLVED] mpd client [cantata] problems

Reported (FS#33042)

and upstream: (issue 142)

Thanks everyone

Last edited by martinc2 (2012-12-11 15:39:06)

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#9 2012-12-12 15:37:21

martinc2
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Re: [SOLVED] mpd client [cantata] problems

The issue is actively being worked on upstream.  If anyone has the time/skills to help Craig with diagnostics etc., please feel free to help out here.

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#10 2012-12-14 18:04:31

mnx
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Registered: 2012-12-09
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Re: [SOLVED] mpd client [cantata] problems

Confirmed. Does not crash anymore since update 0.9.1-1.

Thanks! smile

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