Package Details: amarok 2.9.71-1

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Package Base: amarok
Description: The powerful music player for KDE
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Licenses: GPL2, FDL, LGPL2.1
Submitter: arojas
Maintainer: frealgagu
Last Packager: frealgagu
Votes: 38
Popularity: 0.73
First Submitted: 2018-08-28 13:52
Last Updated: 2021-02-09 04:04

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frealgagu commented on 2020-12-05 22:44

I maintain the latest built package at:

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frealgagu commented on 2018-11-04 21:54

@nicoadamo there is no a stable 2.9.70 yet, so I've been including the last commits in master branch. Version 2.9.0 is the stable one but it only works with qt4 which is no longer supported in Arch. Once the version 2.9.70 is released i'll keep it as the version of this package.

nicoadamo commented on 2018-11-04 21:45

Sorry, but are version names fine inside the package? I compiled today theoretically "amarok 2.9.0.r258.f632617d29-1", but in the Help menu, version line I get the following: Amarok Version 2.9.70 Using KDE Frameworks 5.51.0

Which matches frealgagu's comment below "Looks like a new version of amarok 2.9.70 will be released soon."

I got confused.


Nicolás Adamo

Rhinoceros commented on 2018-10-10 01:27

Amarok won't launch, and is crashing with MySQLe something failed! on library initialization failed, return code 1.

To fix this, you need to rebuild libssh with gnutls (libgcrypt) [a]. Have a look at the linked thread, but essentially, just patch the libssh PKGBUILD with the following and install.

--- PKGBUILD    (revision 336084)
+++ PKGBUILD    (working copy)
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@
-depends=(zlib openssl)
+depends=(libgcrypt zlib)
 makedepends=(cmake cmocka doxygen python)
@@ -33,6 +33,7 @@
   cmake ../$pkgname-$pkgver \
   make docs
@@ -40,7 +41,7 @@

 check() {
   cd build
-  make test
+  make test || true # One test failure with libgcrypt

 package_libssh() {


frealgagu commented on 2018-09-28 16:37

Looks like a new version of amarok 2.9.70 will be released soon.

Behem0th commented on 2018-09-22 16:32

Downgrade libssh to 0.8.2 version helps me.

kifuna commented on 2018-09-22 14:56

This error is most likely related to this: I tried to compile libssh with DWITH_GCRYPT=ON (as was the case for version 0.8.2) and amarok starts normally again. Is there maybe another option to circumvent this issue?

Behem0th commented on 2018-09-22 12:32

After arch update 22.09.18 old version amarok show error on start.

Message: "The Amarok database reported the following errors: MySQLe something failed! on library initialization failed, return code 1 In most cases you will need to resolve these errors before Amarok will run properly."

I build this version but still see error.

List updated pkg:

holunder commented on 2018-09-22 12:32

Am I the only one getting "MySQLe something failed! on library initialization failed, return code 1" since today’s updates?

Rhinoceros commented on 2018-09-09 03:59

Yeah fair enough. That all makes sense. Thanks for the update!

frealgagu commented on 2018-09-09 03:50

Yes, I was divided also, however to build the stable version you need the qt4 dependencies which have conflicts which their qt5 counterpart, so if you want to build the build the amarok 2.9 (qt4) you will need to downgrade the qt5 packages to qt4 to work. I guess that once amarok release the new version it will be included again in community or extra repository, but until the dependencies are in qt4 is not viable.

If you found a way to build it without conflicts with the last releases of qt5 or installing qt4 without issues, please let me know and I'll fix the package.

With the current version of qt5 you are not able to install amarok 2.9.0 or earlier, and if you have installed amarok surely is the version 2.9.0.git20180816 which already includes the support to qt5 but is still in pre-alpha.

For now, I prefer to use the development version which has already ported a lot to KF5 instead of downgrade a lot of libraries.