I'm new to Ubuntu, I recently installed succesfully R and other programs I use frequently. However, when trying to lauch R-studio I get the following error in the terminal:

rstudio: error while loading shared libraries: libgstreamer-0.10.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

What should I do to fix it? I installed R-studio from the .deb file directly from the program website.


Rstudio can't start because it needs the libgstreamer library. You have to install it :

sudo apt-get install libgstreamer0.10-0

and related plug-ins:

sudo apt-get install libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev
  • Thanks, if the question isn't silly, what is the libgstreamer library? What is it needed for? – mickkk Nov 5 '15 at 16:23
  • You can refer here for a quick description of the libgstreamer package. – hg8 Nov 5 '15 at 16:33
  • The reason you ran into this may be that Debian Testing dropped support for gstreamer 0.10. See my answer on unix.stackexchange.com on how to proceed to re-add it. – Victor Klos Apr 28 '16 at 9:05

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