Using Kubuntu I am interested in Qt programs, like the video player QMPlay2.

Deb files are available here for various Ubuntu releases, including 18.04.

I have seen in some youtube tutorials that installation in 16.04 from the specific deb involved some missing dependencies solved with sudo apt-get -f install (here), while the installation in 17.04 from deb for that version involved no such problems (here).

Trying to install the deb for 18.04:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/qmplay2-ubuntu-amd64-18.04.01-1.deb
Selecting previously unselected package qmplay2.                         
(Reading database ... 193267 files and directories currently installed.) 
Preparing to unpack .../qmplay2-ubuntu-amd64-18.04.01-1.deb ...          
Unpacking qmplay2 (18.04.01-1) ...                                       
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of qmplay2:              
 qmplay2 depends on libcdio13; however:                                  
  Package libcdio13 is not installed.                                    
 qmplay2 depends on libva1; however:                                     
  Package libva1 is not installed.                                       
 qmplay2 depends on libva-x11-1; however:                                
  Package libva-x11-1 is not installed.                                  
 qmplay2 depends on libva-glx1; however:                                 
  Package libva-glx1 is not installed.                                   
 qmplay2 depends on libva-drm1; however:
  Package libva-drm1 is not installed.
 qmplay2 depends on libpcre16-3; however:
  Package libpcre16-3 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package qmplay2 (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

Running sudo apt-get -f install at this point removes the installed but unusable qmplay2 package:

 sudo apt-get -f installReading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:

Is it possible to install the missing dependencies?

(For example, libcdio13 is not available here, while it was available in 16.04 - as indicates here: How to install libcdio13 on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) .)


I can confirm your problem, I wrote comment on GitHub tracker of the project

Update: bug was fixed upstream, so the installation process is simple:

wget https://github.com/zaps166/QMPlay2/releases/download/18.04.01/qmplay2-ubuntu-amd64-18.04.01-2.deb
sudo apt install ./qmplay2-ubuntu-amd64-18.04.01-2.deb

Section below is for historic purposes.

We have two options here:

* Download dependencies from 17.10 and install them manually

  1. We download dependencies from 17.10 and install them by the following commands:

    wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/libc/libcdio/libcdio13_0.83-4.2ubuntu1_amd64.deb
    sudo apt install ./libcdio13_0.83-4.2ubuntu1_amd64.deb
    wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/libv/libva/libva1_1.8.3-2_amd64.deb
    sudo apt install ./libva1_1.8.3-2_amd64.deb
    wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/libv/libva/libva-x11-1_1.8.3-2_amd64.deb
    sudo apt install ./libva-x11-1_1.8.3-2_amd64.deb
    wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/libv/libva/libva-glx1_1.8.3-2_amd64.deb
    sudo apt install ./libva-glx1_1.8.3-2_amd64.deb
    wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/libv/libva/libva-drm1_1.8.3-2_amd64.deb
    sudo apt install ./libva-drm1_1.8.3-2_amd64.deb
  2. Then we download latest deb-packaged version of QMPlay2 and install it

    wget https://github.com/zaps166/QMPlay2/releases/download/18.04.01/qmplay2-ubuntu-amd64-18.04.01-1.deb
    sudo apt install ./qmplay2-ubuntu-amd64-18.04.01-1.deb
  3. Then start it with QMPlay2 command or from GUI.

* Compile source package and use it

While waiting the reaction from developer, you can compile the package manually:

wget https://github.com/zaps166/QMPlay2/releases/download/18.04.01/QMPlay2-src-18.04.01.tar.xz
tar -xf QMPlay2-src-18.04.01.tar.xz
cd QMPlay2-src-18.04.01/
mkdir build
cd build

sudo apt-get install cmake pkg-config qtbase5-dev libva-dev \
libavformat-dev libswscale-dev libass-dev libasound2-dev \
libtag1-dev qttools5-dev checkinstall

Then it will configure with the following options:

$ cmake ..
CMake Warning at CMakeLists.txt:342 (message):
  Missing QtSvg module - SVG icons will not be visible!

-- Enabled features:
 * Freedesktop notifications, Use Freedesktop notifications
 * Datmusic, Build with Datmusic support
 * AnimeOdcinki, Build with AnimeOdcinki support
 * Wbijam, Build with Wbijam (anime) support
 * LastFM, Build with LastFM support
 * Tekstowo, Build with Tekstowo lyrics support
 * libass, Build with libass support
 * Inputs, Build with Inputs module
 * Modplug, Build with Modplug module
 * Extensions, Build with Extensions module
 * MPRIS2, Build Extensions with MPRIS2 support
 * Visualizations, Build with Visualizations module
 * AudioFilters, Build with AudioFilters module
 * VideoFilters, Build with VideoFilters module
 * OpenGL2, Build with OpenGL2 module
 * TagLib, Build with tags editor
 * FFmpeg, Build with FFmpeg module
 * ALSA, Build with ALSA module
 * CUVID, Build with CUVID module
 * Notifications, Build additional notifications module

-- Disabled features:
 * libavresample, Use libavresample instead of libswresample
 * PortAudio, Build with PortAudio module
 * VAAPI, Build VAAPI acceleration into FFmpeg
 * VDPAU, Build VDPAU acceleration into FFmpeg
 * libavdevice, Build FFmpeg with libavdevice suport
 * AudioCD, Build with AudioCD module
 * Chiptune GME, Build Chiptune with GME support
 * Chiptune SIDPLAY, Build Chiptune with SIDPLAY support
 * PulseAudio, Build with PulseAudio module
 * XVideo, Build with XVideo module
 * Git version, Append Git HEAD to QMPlay2 version
 * Link Time Optimization, Enable link time optimization for release builds
 * Address Sanitizer, Use Address Sanitizer
 * Undefined Behavior Sanitizer, Use Undefined Behavior Sanitizer
 * SolidActions, Install Solid actions

-- Build type: Release
-- Configuring done
-- Generating done
-- Build files have been written to: 

Start compiling with:

$ make -j8

You can launch the player with:

$ src/gui/QMPlay2
  • @cipricus As you may see bug is fixed upstream. – N0rbert May 14 '18 at 21:37

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