I used to have a working install of vlc on my system.
NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="16.04.4 LTS (Xenial Xerus)" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS"
After a long bout of not being connected to the interwebs, my system fell out of date, when I reconnected to the internet, and tried to update and upgrade, it failed and failed and failed. Finally found that VLC was to blame, or gradio?, but got rid of them, and their sources, and finally got it updated and upgraded using
apt-get update --fix-missing && apt-get dist-upgrade --fix-missing -f -y && reboot
^really just truncated example, after trying
--fix-missing it recommended I
Figured now I would try to get the video player installed again. Yet I run into this error:
Setting up libxcb-composite0:amd64 (1.11.1-1ubuntu1) ... Setting up vlc (2.2.2-5ubuntu0.16.04.4) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu10) ... Processing triggers for vlc-nox (2.2.2-5ubuntu0.16.04.4) ... /usr/lib/vlc/vlc-cache-gen: error while loading shared libraries: libvlccore.so.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory WARNING: Regenerating VLC plugin cache failed. Please run 'vlc-cache-gen -f /usr/lib/vlc/plugins' manually. root@wrench:/home/wrench# vlc-cache-gen -f /usr/lib/vlc/plugins vlc-cache-gen: command not found root@wrench:/home/wrench# cd / && ./usr/lib/vlc/vlc-cache-gen -f /usr/lib/vlc/plugins ./usr/lib/vlc/vlc-cache-gen: error while loading shared libraries: libvlccore.so.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory root@wrench:/# locate libvlccore.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libvlccore.so.9 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libvlccore.so.9.0.0
So synopsis, what the heck do I do now? Is there a way to downgrade libvlccore.so back to 8? Maybe not due to security implications? Maybe I'm doing something stupid like installing the wrong architecture? I know I messed with the arch to get an package installed when I first set up the box, but was careful to check (I thought) that everything was changed back after the install. Please help, the family is bored!
Maybe someone knows where to find libvlccore.so.8?