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I have recently uninstalled Rhythmbox on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop, through the Ubuntu Software Center and, because it still appeared under the sound icon, I ran the command sudo apt-get purge rhythmbox in Terminal. In case you are wondering why, Rhythmbox was failing to start on a regular basis, so I foolishly thought that a simple reinstall would make life better!

Next I installed Rhythmbox again through the Ubuntu Software Center now, when I click the icon to run it, nothing happens and when I enter the command rhythmbox in terminal, I receive the following error.

$ rhythmbox
rhythmbox: error while loading shared libraries: libtotem-plparser.so.17: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

How do I reinstall the shared libraries libtotem-plparser.so.17 or access/re-create the necessary shared object file?

I have tried:

the fix on Missing shared library for Rhythmbox Changing the librhythmbox-core7 to librhythmbox-core8:

sudo apt-get --reinstall install gir1.2-rb-3.0 librhythmbox-core8 rhythmbox rhythmbox-data rhythmbox-mozilla rhythmbox-plugin-cdrecorder rhythmbox-plugin-zeitgeist rhythmbox-plugins

I also tried the fix on Rhythmbox does not start after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04

but still get the same error message in both cases:

$ rhythmbox
rhythmbox: error while loading shared libraries: libtotem-plparser.so.17: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Update 1

Suggested by Jobin

$ ls -l /usr/lib/libtotem-plparser.so.18:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 Apr  1 14:32 /usr/lib/libtotem-plparser.so.18 -> libtotem-plparser.so.18.1.0

Update 2

I have tried downloading and reinstalling rhythmbox 3:

simon@simon-TS44HR:~/Downloads/rhythmbox-3.0.2$ ./configure
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configure: creating ./config.status
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config.status: creating plugins/Makefile
config.status: creating plugins/audiocd/Makefile
config.status: creating plugins/audioscrobbler/Makefile
config.status: creating plugins/brasero-disc-recorder/Makefile
config.status: creating plugins/daap/Makefile
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config.status: creating plugins/rbzeitgeist/Makefile
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config.status: creating po/POTFILES
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config.status: executing po/stamp-it commands
configure: Rhythmbox was configured with the following options:
configure: ** Tree database is enabled
configure: ** Multimedia keys support is enabled
configure: ** iPod integration enabled
configure: ** MTP integration enabled
configure: ** CD burning support enabled
configure: ** DAAP (music sharing) support is enabled
configure: ** libnotify support is enabled
configure: ** WebKit support is enabled
configure: ** GUdev support enabled
configure: ** Python plugin support enabled
configure:    Vala plugin support disabled
configure: ** Libsecret keyring support enabled
configure: ** FM radio support enabled
configure: ** iTunes detection browser plugin (for podcasts) enabled
configure: ** Visualizer plugin enabled
configure: End options

When I make the file it runs well until:

  File "/usr/lib/gobject-introspection/giscanner/cachestore.py", line 148, in _clean
    self._remove_filename(os.path.join(self._directory, filename))
  File "/usr/lib/gobject-introspection/giscanner/cachestore.py", line 130, in _remove_filename
    os.unlink(filename)
OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/home/simon/.cache/g-ir-scanner/c3fdfb2eef221c4c5ec8d16026d3ec132ad90e39'
make[3]: *** [MPID-3.0.gir] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/simon/Downloads/rhythmbox-3.0.2/bindings/gi'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/simon/Downloads/rhythmbox-3.0.2/bindings'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/simon/Downloads/rhythmbox-3.0.2'
make: *** [all] Error 2

Then running Rhythmbox from the Terminal gives:

simon@simon-TS44HR:~/Downloads/rhythmbox-3.0.2$ rhythmbox
rhythmbox: error while loading shared libraries: libtotem-plparser.so.17: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory'

Update 3 from Dobey

$ apt-cache policy rhythmbox
rhythmbox:
  Installed: 3.0.2-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 3.0.2-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 3.0.2-0ubuntu2 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.0.2-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages

Update 4 by sneetsher

After running sudo dpkg -i libtotem-plparser17_3.4.5-1_amd64.deb in terminal

$ rhythmbox

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_settings_new_with_path: assertion 'path_is_valid (path)' failed

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_settings_new_with_path: assertion 'path_is_valid (path)' failed

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_object: assertion 'G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_settings_get_value: assertion 'G_IS_SETTINGS (settings)' failed

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_variant_get_type: assertion 'value != NULL' failed

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_variant_type_is_subtype_of: assertion 'g_variant_type_check (type)' failed

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_variant_get_boolean: assertion 'g_variant_is_of_type (value, G_VARIANT_TYPE_BOOLEAN)' failed

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_variant_unref: assertion 'value != NULL' failed

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_object: assertion 'G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_settings_get_value: assertion 'G_IS_SETTINGS (settings)' failed

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_variant_get_type: assertion 'value != NULL' failed

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_variant_type_is_subtype_of: assertion 'g_variant_type_check (type)' failed

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_variant_get_boolean: assertion 'g_variant_is_of_type (value, G_VARIANT_TYPE_BOOLEAN)' failed

(rhythmbox:4104): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_variant_unref: assertion 'value != NULL' failed

(rhythmbox:4104): Rhythmbox-WARNING **: Could not open device /dev/radio0
  • @fossfreedom when I originally upgraded to 14.04, I found that the latest version of rhythmbox, from wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Rhythmbox failed to run. I have purged and reinstalled it numerous times to try and get it working! I see that you have written a plug-in equaliser which I will install when I get it all working OK – SimplySimon Jul 10 '14 at 16:27
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  • Well, libtotem-plparser17 is not available in Trusty repo:

    http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=libtotem-plparser17&searchon=names

    In my Ubuntu 14.04, I've both libtotem-plparser17 and libtotem-plparser18, most probably because I made an upgrade from Saucy.

  • So suggest downloading & installing Saucy libtotem-plparser17 pacakge, from:

    http://packages.ubuntu.com/saucy/libtotem-plparser17

    64bit package:

    wget http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/totem-pl-parser/libtotem-plparser17_3.4.5-1_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i libtotem-plparser17_3.4.5-1_amd64.deb
    

    32bit package:

    wget http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/totem-pl-parser/libtotem-plparser17_3.4.5-1_i386.deb
    sudo dpkg -i libtotem-plparser17_3.4.5-1_i386.deb
    

    I'm not sure about any of its dependencies.

  • Even if it works, that was just a workaround. Possibly, you've multiple copies of Rhythmbox executable.

    1. Check which rhythmbox (@fossfreedom asked about already) or try run /usr/bin/rhythmbox
    2. Check sudo updatedb; locate -r /bin/rhythmbox$ (this should cover regular installation configure, executable in a bin/ folder )
  • If you get multiple copies, clean up manually installed Rhythmbox

    1. Check if all list files/folders are related rhythmbox (As rm -rf is dangerous command)

      find /usr/local/ -iname *rhythmbox* -exec rm -rf {} \;
      
    2. If it's ok, add sudo to it:

      sudo find /usr/local/ -iname *rhythmbox* -exec rm -rf {} \;
      
  • If there is only one copy. Another assumption either some way you get rhythmbox itself that was build vs libtotem-plparser.so.17 or one of the loaded plugins (any custom plugins?)

    1. Confirm ldd /usr/bin/rhythmbox list only libtotem-plparser.so.18 (no libtotem-plparser.so.17)

    2. Then it could be a loaded plugin. Use strace for debuging:

      strace -e trace=open -o trace.log rhythmbox
      

      Check for paths which plugins are loaded from:

      grep -i plugin trace.log | sort
      grep -i "\.so" trace.log | sort
      

      Purge it manually:

       sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/rhythmbox/plugins/ /usr/share/rhythmbox/plugins/ [...]
      
  • Purge packages then Reinstall

         sudo apt-get --purge remove -s 'rhythmbox*'
         sudo apt-get install rhythmbox
    
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    This might make the problem go away, but unfortunately doesn't help with knowing why the problem is happening in the first place. – dobey Jul 9 '14 at 16:41
  • @dobey, yep (even if it works, still just a workaround) . – user.dz Jul 9 '14 at 17:32
  • This allows me to start rhythmbox. However there are a number of fatal errors displayed in terminal when it loads. I'll paste them as a new update to the original question. – SimplySimon Jul 10 '14 at 16:00
  • Added more information to the original question – SimplySimon Jul 10 '14 at 16:32
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    @SimplySimon, I've add cleanup command. If rhythmbox was playing ok those are not fatal errors, most GTK apps have bunch warning messages but tool still works perfectly. ( If you want to try, after cleanup, run rhythmbox or /usr/bin/rhythmbox which is the last update, gonna see similar messages) – user.dz Jul 10 '14 at 17:13
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You have an old build of rhythmbox installed into the /usr/local prefix. You should remove it from there. The following commands should help with that:

rm /usr/local/bin/rhythmbox*
rm /usr/local/lib/librhythmbox*
rm -rf /usr/local/lib/rhythmbox
rm -rf /usr/local/share/rhythmbox
rm /usr/local/share/applications/rhythmbox*
rm /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.gnome.rhythmbox.gschema.xml

Then purge and re-install the version from the archive:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge librhythbmox-core8 libtotem-plparser17
sudo apt-get install rhythmbox

This should get you back to what is in the archive and a working rhythmbox.

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  • Did that and it has stopped working again! (rhythmbox:3265): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_css_provider_load_from_path: assertion 'path != NULL' failed – SimplySimon Jul 10 '14 at 18:18
  • ... (rhythmbox:3701): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: Settings schema 'org.gnome.rhythmbox' does not contain a key named 'follow-playing' Trace/breakpoint trap – SimplySimon Jul 10 '14 at 18:20
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    @SimplySimon - now that you've deleted the local rhythmbox install - try purging rhythmbox and reinstalling i.e. sudo apt-get purge rhythmbox && sudo apt-get install --reinstall rhythmbox rhythmbox-plugins – fossfreedom Jul 10 '14 at 18:43
  • I've updated the answer with an additional rm command, and the commands to purge the existing install, and reinstall the archive version again. – dobey Jul 10 '14 at 18:47
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An educated guess tells that you may need to install the libtotem-plparser18 package by opening a terminal and typing:

sudo apt-get install libtotem-plparser18

How do you know that?

I am able to open rhythmbox without that error message which would mean that I do have that package. So, open a terminal and type:

locate libtotem | grep plparser

which returned the following results:

/usr/lib/libtotem-plparser-mini.so.18
/usr/lib/libtotem-plparser-mini.so.18.1.0
/usr/lib/libtotem-plparser.so.18
/usr/lib/libtotem-plparser.so.18.1.0
/usr/share/doc/libtotem-plparser18
/usr/share/doc/libtotem-plparser18/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/libtotem-plparser18/NEWS.gz
/usr/share/doc/libtotem-plparser18/README
/usr/share/doc/libtotem-plparser18/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/libtotem-plparser18/copyright
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libtotem-plparser18.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libtotem-plparser18.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libtotem-plparser18.postinst
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libtotem-plparser18.postrm
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libtotem-plparser18.shlibs
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libtotem-plparser18.symbols

out of which /usr/lib/libtotem-plparser.so.18 "looks like" the best candidate. Now to get this shared object, you need to install it, so type:

apt-cache search libtotem-plparser

which returns:

libtotem-plparser-dbg - Totem Playlist Parser library - debugging symbols
libtotem-plparser-dev - Totem Playlist Parser library - development files
libtotem-plparser18 - Totem Playlist Parser library - runtime files

among which again libtotem-plparser18 "looks like" the required package.

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  • sudo apt-get install libtotem-plparser18 tells me that I already have the latest version installed. – SimplySimon Jun 11 '14 at 13:35
  • I have also been through the rest of your answer and unfortunately, end up with the same error as supplied in the original question – SimplySimon Jun 11 '14 at 13:36
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    @SimplySimon: What is the output of ls -l /usr/lib/libtotem-plparser.so.18? – jobin Jun 11 '14 at 13:40
  • lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 Apr 1 14:32 /usr/lib/libtotem-plparser.so.18 -> libtotem-plparser.so.18.1.0 – SimplySimon Jun 11 '14 at 14:46
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Since you've checked and the concerned .so file is present on the system, it means there's a linker problem.

Check out the solution given here:

missing-a-shared-library-that-is-present-on-the-system

Of cource, instead of locate libjvmfwk, you'll use locate libtotem-plparser

Just for reference, I get the below result on my 14.04 64-bit:

/usr/lib/libtotem-plparser-mini.so.17 /usr/lib/libtotem-plparser-mini.so.17.0.4 /usr/lib/libtotem-plparser-mini.so.18 /usr/lib/libtotem-plparser-mini.so.18.1.0 /usr/lib/libtotem-plparser.so.17 /usr/lib/libtotem-plparser.so.17.0.4 /usr/lib/libtotem-plparser.so.18 /usr/lib/libtotem-plparser.so.18.1.0 Hope this helps.

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  • This is what I get as well, with a few extra file types :) – SimplySimon Jul 10 '14 at 18:36
  • So were you able to follow the steps given in the link I shared? What were the results? – Ashish Jul 10 '14 at 18:44

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