The default version of rhythmbox is 2.98 and it always crashes after a long period of pause of playing. How can i upgrade this version to a newer one?
Before doing complex stuff, try just disabling "Watch my library" and crossfade in preferences. These are the most complex tasks Rhythmbox can do.
I suggest downloading the latest version (2.99.1) from http://ftp.acc.umu.se/pub/GNOME/sources/rhythmbox/2.99/rhythmbox-2.99.1.tar.xz this needs installing with the following commands:
First change to the place where you downloaded the file to:
Next you need to extract the file with
This will install unp which will be used for extracting files from the archive while preserving the directory hierarchical structure. Then unpacking the file.
Then we need to install it.
Firstly we enter the newly created folder
Now to configure the file we enter:
Next We make the file:
Finally we install it
You may then need to reboot, but that should be it.
The long winded way would be:
Run the following in Terminal
to update the system. Then:
Then try again. This will install the missing packages first.
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A word of warning: this method ruined my Rhythmbox installation. I can't run 2.99 and have unresolvable dependency issues when trying to install 2.98.
Though Barafu Albino has given the answer that solved your problem I would still like to provide the answer to the question of how to update Rhythmbox to a newer one if anyone is interested in that.
You can update Rhythmbox to 2.99.1 through a PPA. Open up Terminal and type in the following:
The PPA indicates it's daily builds of Rhythmbox though that doesn't seem to be the case. Rhythmbox 3.0 was released recently. I don't know if this PPA will automatically update to that version.