[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#581570: Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Thu May 13 20:26:25 UTC 2010

Stanislav Maslovski wrote:
> After upgrading to the last version of the nvidia blobs from sid I
> could not anymore play movies in mplayer with -vo vdpau. This was the

Please send version infomation about *vdpau* and mplayer:

    dpkg -l | egrep 'vdpau|mplayer'

What version did you upgrade from?

    grep vdpau /var/log/dpkg.log

might give some hints.

> A quick investigation showed that the previos versions shipped a
> symlink (or it was somehow autogenerated) /usr/lib/libvdpau_nvidia.so that
> was pointing to the backend library. I found that after the upgrade
> this symlink was broken (it was still pointing to the old library in
> /usr/lib that was not there anymore). I tried running ldconf but that

If the symlink was not removed it was somehow autogenerated ... so we
need to cleanup this in postinst ...


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