[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: rebooting constantly after upgrading packages

From: Johannes Eickhold jeickhold at gmx.de
Date: Thu Aug 31 17:43:35 EEST 2006
Am Donnerstag, den 31.08.2006, 16:24 +0300 schrieb Andrey Khurri:
> I followed the steps suggested above and in some previous threads and
> set the flag 'no-lifeguard-reset'. After that my device didn't reboot
> anymore. I completed upgrade with 'dpkg --configure -a' and it seemed
> to fix the mess with my packages. However, after that I decided to try
> to clear that flag back hoping that tablet now does not need it.
> Clearing the flag resulted again in cycle reboot of my system. I was
> wondering whether this behavior is alright?

No, it certainly is not.

> Also as was mentioned by Johannes  Eickhold in
> http://maemo.org/pipermail/maemo-developers/2006-August/005349.html
> video and audio players are not able to play files any more after this
> failure.

This is caused by the upgraded gstreamer related packages. Gstreamer is
not able to initialize anymore, because some plugins segfault on load.

> With regards to this problem is flashing device the only way to fix
> it?

You can rollback the files of the affected packages to a previous
version. Contact me for some tar balls. Although this method messes up
package management system, it made it posible for me to reenable
lifeguard-reset and get video and audio working again.

Fixed packages in the repo would be another possibility *hint*.


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