Bug#551018: mplayer: Inconsistency detected by ld.so: dl-close.c: 719: _dl_close: Assertion `map->l_init_called' failed!

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Thu Oct 15 11:34:41 UTC 2009

reassign 551018 libopenal1
affects 551018 + mplayer

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 12:39:00PM +0200, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 04:05:05PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> > Package: mplayer
> > Version: 1.0~rc3+svn20090405-1
> > Severity: normal
> > 
> > Whenever I use mplayer to play a video or audio file, I get this message
> > when mplayer exits:
> > 
> > Inconsistency detected by ld.so: dl-close.c: 719: _dl_close: Assertion `map->l_init_called' failed!
> This is almost certainly caused by messy OpenAL code, in the latest
> version it seems to do horrible things like opening ALSA as soon as the
> library is loaded.
> I can only very strongly recommend to revert to an earlier, sensible
> OpenAL version, going by what I see IMHO it doesn't even fulfill the
> lowest quality standards.

That indeed looks like the problem.  I downgraded libopenal1 from
1:1.9.563-1 (latest unstable) to 1:1.8.466-3 (latest testing), and the
message went away.

Perhaps the mplayer package should stop building the openal audio output
for now?

- Josh Triplett

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