Bug#558343: rhythmbox: Disabling ipv6 causes annoying delay when playing

Pedro Ribeiro eusou15 at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 28 02:23:01 UTC 2009

Package: rhythmbox
Version: 0.12.5-1+b1
Severity: important

When I disable ipv6 (by blacklisting the module or manually removing all ipv6 addresses from network devices) rhythmbox has an annoying delay of about 5 seconds when playing music, either local or remote (radio).

The error message displayed on the console is:
socket(): Address family not supported by protocol

How to reproduce:
-blacklist ipv6 and reboot OR disable all ipv6 addresses from network devices
-open rhythmbox
-click on any track
-displays the error message above, hangs for 5 seconds and then starts playing
-try to play other track
-displays the error message again, hangs for 5 seconds and then starts playing

But is reproducible every time.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing-proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages rhythmbox depends on:
ii  dbus                   1.2.16-2          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  gconf2                 2.28.0-1          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-icon-theme       2.28.0-1          GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gstreamer0.10-alsa [gs 0.10.25-1         GStreamer plugin for ALSA
ii  gstreamer0.10-esd [gst 0.10.16-5         GStreamer plugin for ESD
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins- 0.10.16-1         GStreamer plugins from the "bad" s
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins- 0.10.25-1         GStreamer plugins from the "base" 
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins- 0.10.16-5         GStreamer plugins from the "good" 
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaud 0.10.16-5         GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii  gstreamer0.10-x        0.10.25-1         GStreamer plugins for X11 and Pang
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.28.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libavahi-client3       0.6.25-1          Avahi client library
ii  libavahi-common3       0.6.25-1          Avahi common library
ii  libavahi-glib1         0.6.25-1          Avahi glib integration library
ii  libbonobo2-0           2.24.2-1          Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbrasero-media0      2.28.2-1          CD/DVD burning library for GNOME -
ii  libc6                  2.10.1-7          GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.8.8-2           The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.2.16-2          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.82-2            simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libfontconfig1         2.6.0-4           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.11-1          FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1                1:4.4.2-3         GCC support library
ii  libgconf2-4            2.28.0-1          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0            1:2.6.4-1         library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.22.2-2          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0      2.28.1-1          GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome-media0        2.28.1-1          runtime libraries for the GNOME me
ii  libgnome2-0            2.26.0-1          The GNOME library - runtime files
ii  libgpod4               0.7.2-2           library to read and write songs an
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-b 0.10.25-1         GStreamer libraries from the "base
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0     0.10.25-2         Core GStreamer libraries and eleme
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.18.3-1          The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libhal1                0.5.13-4          Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libice6                2:1.0.5-1         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  liblircclient0         0.8.3-5           infra-red remote control support -
ii  libmtp8                0.3.7-7           Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) libr
ii  libmusicbrainz4c2a     2.1.5-2           Second generation incarnation of t
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1 0.4.5-1           sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  liborbit2              1:2.14.17-1       libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.26.0-1          Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0               1.15-1            lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                 2:1.1.1-1         X11 Session Management library
ii  libsoup-gnome2.4-1     2.28.1-3          an HTTP library implementation in 
ii  libsoup2.4-1           2.28.1-3          an HTTP library implementation in 
ii  libstdc++6             4.4.2-3           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libtotem-plparser12    2.28.1-2          Totem Playlist Parser library - ru
ii  libusb-0.1-4           2:0.1.12-13       userspace USB programming library
ii  libxml2                2.7.6.dfsg-1      GNOME XML library
ii  python                 2.5.4-2           An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-gnome2          2.28.0-1          Python bindings for the GNOME desk
ii  python-gst0.10         0.10.17-1         generic media-playing framework (P
ii  python-gtk2            2.16.0-1          Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
ii  python-support         1.0.4             automated rebuilding support for P
ii  python2.5              2.5.4-2           An interactive high-level object-o
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages rhythmbox recommends:
pn  avahi-daemon             <none>          (no description available)
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-ug 0.10.13-2       GStreamer plugins from the "ugly" 
ii  gvfs-backends            1.4.1-5         userspace virtual filesystem - bac
ii  hal                      0.5.13-4        Hardware Abstraction Layer
ii  notification-daemon      0.4.0-2         a daemon that displays passive pop
ii  yelp                     2.28.0+webkit-1 Help browser for GNOME

Versions of packages rhythmbox suggests:
ii  gnome-codec-install           0.4.2      GStreamer codec installer
ii  gnome-control-center          1:2.26.0-1 utilities to configure the GNOME d
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad     0.10.16-1  GStreamer plugins from the "bad" s
pn  python-coherence              <none>     (no description available)

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