package timidity 2.13.2-16ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1

Bug #176600 reported by Vladimir M. Kerka
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timidity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: timidity

Setting up timidity (2.13.2-16ubuntu1) ...
* Starting timidity
* Starting TiMidity++ ALSA midi emulation...
 *** PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused
                                                                                                                                                      [fail]
invoke-rc.d: initscript timidity, action "start" failed.

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Dec 15 10:47:08 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ErrorMessage: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Package: timidity 2.13.2-16ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: amd64
SourcePackage: timidity
Title: package timidity 2.13.2-16ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Uname: Linux bilbo 2.6.20-16-generic #2 SMP Sun Sep 23 18:31:23 UTC 2007 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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Vladimir M. Kerka (kerka) wrote :
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Alex Mauer (hawke) wrote :

This is still a problem in -19ubuntu1 as well

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hiptrop (lilo5011) wrote :

have the same problem .... if anybody has a fix it would be really nice !

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Markus Brummer (brummer) wrote :

The package didn't install. If it helps, I was listening to a web radio through Firefox/totem-plugin.

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Dean Owensby (dfowensby) wrote :

this has been a perennial nag since online upgrade from 7.10 yesterday. it crashed my ubuntu-studio about 5 minutes ago (why, i don't know: i was loading in prboom at the time, not even using it. it also crashed your launchpad site entry-way, too, when i attempted to report the studio crash.)
i had this problem (among several lethal kernel probs) about 3 weeks ago during an aborted upgrade attempt.
keep up the good work. -O.

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David Millar (davmillar) wrote :

Had the same problem when trying to install this to use in Firefox.

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StevenBirnam (stevenbirnam) wrote :

I scrapped my dual-boot (I had used XP as back up to Gutsy because Skype wouldn't work on Gutsy - problem with SB Live! support.

I installed Hardy from scratch after repartitioning HD.
All went fairly easily, and I even had the audio in and audio out working (that was the sole raison-d'etre for keeing the XP partition). I tested it using Skype and the Skype audio test (I heard the sounds on the speaker, and heard my voice back confirming that audio output worked properly).

That only lasted for a couple of hours. A couple of reboots, and some updates,later, the audio indicator on the bar had a red cross beside it, indicating it was no longer functioning. - seems the system no longer detected my soundcard (not at all).

I did some tests and gathered info...
I have a SB Live! card - and I know that support for it under Ubuntu is iffy.

Device Manager

Computer
Model: Dimension 8300 (version )
Vendor: Dell Computer Corporation

Audio Controller
Model: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller
Vendor: Intel Corporation (Dell)
Connection: PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect)

PCI Bridge
Audio Controller
Model: [SB Live! Value] EMU10k1X
Vendor: Creative Labs
Connection: PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect)

Input Device Controller
Audio Controller
Model: [SB Live! Value] Input device controller
Vendor: Creative Labs
Connection: PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect)

Sound Preferences
Sound Events
Sound playback: Autodetect

Music and Movies
Sound playback: Autodetect

Audio Conferencing
Sound playback: Autodetect
Sound capture: ALSA - Advanced Linx Architecture
test = gconfaudiosrc ! audioconvert ! audiosample ! gconfaudiosink
profile=chat: Could not open audio device for recording.
Using OSS-Open Sound System
test = gconfaudiosrc ! audioconvert ! audiosample ! gconfaudiosink
profile=chat: Could not open audio device for recording.
Using Test Sound
test = gconfaudiosrc ! audioconvert ! audiosample ! gconfaudiosink
profile=chat: Failed to connect stream: Invalid argument

 Any ideas of why audio input and output worked at the outset, and now does not?

Changed in timidity:
status: New → Confirmed
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tdflanders (thomasdelbeke) wrote :
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Hi there, I got this bug too, twice, since I had to reinstall by updating from 8.10 alfa 3 to kernel 2.6.27-2 again, since I had a fatal system crash. Plz find 2 screenshots and a crash report in attachment.

thomas@thomas-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get upgrade ; sudo apt-get dist-upgrade ; sudo apt-get install -f ; sudo dpkg --configure -a ; sudo update-manager -c -d ; sudo synaptic
[sudo] password for thomas:
Ign cdrom://[APTonCD for ubuntu hardy - i386 (2008-08-17 02:58) DVD1] Release.gpg
Ign cdrom://[APTonCD for ubuntu hardy - i386 (2008-08-17 02:58) DVD1] Translation-en_GB
Ign cdrom://[APTonCD for ubuntu hardy - i386 (2008-08-17 02:58) DVD1] Release
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release.gpg
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-backports Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.canonical.com intrepid Release.gpg
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.canonical.com intrepid/partner Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-backports/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-backports/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-backports/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-backports/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-proposed Release.gpg
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-proposed/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-proposed/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://archive.canonical.com intrepid Release
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-proposed/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-proposed/universe Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates Release
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-backports Release
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-proposed Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security Release
Hit http://archive.canonical.com intrepid/partner Packages
Hit http://g...

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tdflanders (thomasdelbeke) wrote :
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tdflanders (thomasdelbeke) wrote :
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tdflanders (thomasdelbeke) wrote :

Crash report is empty, see timidity-apport-bug.png

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tdflanders (thomasdelbeke) wrote :
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tdflanders (thomasdelbeke) wrote :

Hi there, the previous crash report is an old one. It is from my system, before I reinstalled. I rescued the /var/cache and /var/crash folders before I reinstalled. Cheers, Thomas

Changed in timidity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
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Xosé (ubuntu-galizaweb) wrote :

This is still an issue. I was trying to install timidity from the command line.

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tipsqueal (cptch4os) wrote :

I was having the same issue I solved it by running "killall pulseaudio" in the commandline, then installing timidity using "sudo apt-get install timidity". Timidity should then install properly with no errors.

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Ermal Llanaj (ermal.llanaj) wrote :

ubuntustudio intrepid beta here with kernel 2.6.27.7 . same problem for me. i tried "killall pulseaudio" but that didnt solved the problem

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Srecko (smorovic-gmail) wrote :

As far as I remember, timidity startup options were set incorrectly in /etc/init.d/timidity (not sure what is the name of the script).

Trying startup options such as:
OPTIONS=”-iA -Os”
loads timidity properly (opening alsa sequencert port as a virtual midi card) and it works with pcm output to PulseAudio.
(last tried this spring on Ubuntu prerelease, with running PulseAudio, so I'm not sure if anything changed since then).

Hope this helps.

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tdflanders (thomasdelbeke) wrote :

root@thomas-laptop:/home/thomas# apt-get install timidity
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
  pmidi fluid-soundfont
The following NEW packages will be installed
  timidity
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 594kB of archives.
After this operation, 1843kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get: 1 http://ubuntu-archive.datahop.it jaunty/universe timidity 2.13.2-20ubuntu2 [594kB]
Fetched 594kB in 9s (60.1kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package timidity.
(Reading database ... 348574 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking timidity (from .../timidity_2.13.2-20ubuntu2_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for menu ...
Setting up timidity (2.13.2-20ubuntu2) ...
 * Starting TiMidity++ ALSA midi emulation... [ OK ]

Processing triggers for menu ...
root@thomas-laptop:/home/thomas# apt-get install timidity-dbgsym
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed
  timidity-dbgsym
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 53.5kB of archives.
After this operation, 172kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get: 1 http://ddebs.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe timidity-dbgsym 2.13.2-20ubuntu2 [53.5kB]
Fetched 53.5kB in 5s (9420B/s)
Selecting previously deselected package timidity-dbgsym.
(Reading database ... 348635 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking timidity-dbgsym (from .../timidity-dbgsym_2.13.2-20ubuntu2_i386.ddeb) ...
Setting up timidity-dbgsym (2.13.2-20ubuntu2) ...
root@thomas-laptop:/home/thomas# lsb_release -rd ; uname -a ; apt-cache policy linux timidity timidity-dbgsym
Description: Ubuntu jaunty (development branch)
Release: 9.04
Linux thomas-laptop 2.6.28-4-generic #6-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 1 22:53:42 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
linux:
  Installed: 2.6.28.4.4
  Candidate: 2.6.28.4.4
  Version table:
 *** 2.6.28.4.4 0
        500 http://ubuntu-archive.datahop.it jaunty/restricted Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
timidity:
  Installed: 2.13.2-20ubuntu2
  Candidate: 2.13.2-20ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 2.13.2-20ubuntu2 0
        500 http://ubuntu-archive.datahop.it jaunty/universe Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
timidity-dbgsym:
  Installed: 2.13.2-20ubuntu2
  Candidate: 2.13.2-20ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 2.13.2-20ubuntu2 0
        500 http://ddebs.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.13.2-19ubuntu3 0
        500 http://ddebs.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Packages
root@thomas-laptop:/home/thomas#

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WhitePhoenix (lorenzo-spini) wrote : Re: [Bug 176600] Re: package timidity 2.13.2-16ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
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thanks

2009/1/2 tdflanders <email address hidden>

> root@thomas-laptop:/home/thomas# apt-get install timidity
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Suggested packages:
> pmidi fluid-soundfont
> The following NEW packages will be installed
> timidity
> 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
> Need to get 594kB of archives.
> After this operation, 1843kB of additional disk space will be used.
> Get: 1 http://ubuntu-archive.datahop.it jaunty/universe timidity
> 2.13.2-20ubuntu2 [594kB]
> Fetched 594kB in 9s (60.1kB/s)
> Selecting previously deselected package timidity.
> (Reading database ... 348574 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking timidity (from .../timidity_2.13.2-20ubuntu2_i386.deb) ...
> Processing triggers for man-db ...
> Processing triggers for menu ...
> Setting up timidity (2.13.2-20ubuntu2) ...
> * Starting TiMidity++ ALSA midi emulation...
>
> [ OK ]
>
> Processing triggers for menu ...
> root@thomas-laptop:/home/thomas# apt-get install timidity-dbgsym
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> The following NEW packages will be installed
> timidity-dbgsym
> 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
> Need to get 53.5kB of archives.
> After this operation, 172kB of additional disk space will be used.
> Get: 1 http://ddebs.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe timidity-dbgsym
> 2.13.2-20ubuntu2 [53.5kB]
> Fetched 53.5kB in 5s (9420B/s)
> Selecting previously deselected package timidity-dbgsym.
> (Reading database ... 348635 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking timidity-dbgsym (from
> .../timidity-dbgsym_2.13.2-20ubuntu2_i386.ddeb) ...
> Setting up timidity-dbgsym (2.13.2-20ubuntu2) ...
> root@thomas-laptop:/home/thomas# lsb_release -rd ; uname -a ; apt-cache
> policy linux timidity timidity-dbgsym
> Description: Ubuntu jaunty (development branch)
> Release: 9.04
> Linux thomas-laptop 2.6.28-4-generic #6-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 1 22:53:42 UTC
> 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
> linux:
> Installed: 2.6.28.4.4
> Candidate: 2.6.28.4.4
> Version table:
> *** 2.6.28.4.4 0
> 500 http://ubuntu-archive.datahop.it jaunty/restricted Packages
> 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
> timidity:
> Installed: 2.13.2-20ubuntu2
> Candidate: 2.13.2-20ubuntu2
> Version table:
> *** 2.13.2-20ubuntu2 0
> 500 http://ubuntu-archive.datahop.it jaunty/universe Packages
> 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
> timidity-dbgsym:
> Installed: 2.13.2-20ubuntu2
> Candidate: 2.13.2-20ubuntu2
> Version table:
> *** 2.13.2-20ubuntu2 0
> 500 http://ddebs.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Packages
> 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
> 2.13.2-19ubuntu3 0
> 500 http://ddebs.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Packages
> root@thomas-laptop:/home/thomas#
>
> --
> package timidity 2.13.2-16ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess
> post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/176600
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of a duplicate bug.
>
> Status in "timidity" source...

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Mr. Francis J. Ball Esq., (francis-j-ball) wrote :

[sudo] password for ub8d04sys:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libpulse-mainloop-glib0 localechooser-data pulseaudio-module-zeroconf
  libgconfmm-2.6-1c2 libglademm-2.4-1c2a
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up timidity (2.13.2-19ubuntu1) ...
 * Starting TiMidity++ ALSA midi emulation... [fail]
invoke-rc.d: initscript timidity, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing timidity (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 timidity
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
ub8d04sys@BS777Ub8-000:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libpulse-mainloop-glib0 localechooser-data pulseaudio-module-zeroconf
  libgconfmm-2.6-1c2 libglademm-2.4-1c2a
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up timidity (2.13.2-19ubuntu1) ...
 * Starting TiMidity++ ALSA midi emulation... [fail]
invoke-rc.d: initscript timidity, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing timidity (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 timidity
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
ub8d04sys@BS777Ub8-000:~$

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Bobbix (r-lenti) wrote :

Same problem!

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pyrodesign (pyrodesign) wrote : Re: [Bug 176600] Re: package timidity 2.13.2-16ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1

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semperfi97 (meyerman13) wrote :

this wont let me install anything else form synaptic package manager
well it says it is installed but it doesnt show up under anything

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Meigs (meigs-deactivatedaccount-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

I have the same problem on 8.04.2 i386

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morgoth (morgoth-loza) wrote :

Errors were encountered while processing:
 timidity

No such user or group timidity

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Cabalbl4 (i-vohmin) wrote :

2 morgoth
try:
sudo adduser timidity --system --no-create-home --ingroup pulse-access

As I already mentioned in another thread, it helped me out with timidity being unable to create a user.

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