Bug#857541: vlc: Not able to start lua-http interface

Holger Jeromin jeromin at hitnet.rwth-aachen.de
Sun Mar 12 20:14:33 UTC 2017

On 12.03.2017 20:25, Sebastian Ramacher wrote:

> On 2017-03-12 10:17:02, Holger Jeromin wrote:
>> Package: vlc
>> Version: 2.2.4-1~deb8u1
>> Severity: normal
>> I am not able to use the lua-http interface.
>> When i start vlc with it i get the message:
>> [http] lua interface error: Error loading script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/intf/http.luac: lua/intf/http.lua:301: attempt to index local 's' (a nil value)
>> https://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=137842
>> describes the same problem for Ubuntu and suggests a packaging bug.
> I cannot reproduce the issue with the current version of vlc available in jessie
> and unstable. I would ask for more info, but then I wouldn't know where to
> start. The version mentioned in the forum post is not anything like the version
> provided in Debian respectivelly Ubuntu.

Hmm. Sorry for that.

I got this error message in the console and on connect i get only this 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ascii" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" 
<html lang="en">
<title>Client error</title>
<h1>404 Client error (/)</h1>
<hr />
<a href="http://www.videolan.org">VideoLAN</a>

I am not sure how to give you more information.

Holger Jeromin

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