FS#40577 - [smplayer] Smplayer fails to launch with latest qt5-base and qt5-script

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Johan Thorén (kveras) - Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 02:17 GMT
Last edited by Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion) - Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 09:23 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Ionut Biru (wonder)
Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Description: Smplayer fails to launch giving the following message:

"This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin 'xcb'."

Additional info:
* This problem started after updating "qt5-base-5.2.1-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz" to "qt5-base-5.3.0-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz" as well as "qt5-script-5.2.1-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz" to "qt5-script-5.3.0-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz".
* Downgrading those two packages to their old versions solves the problem and Smplayer launches as expected.
* Using the latest qt-packages mentioned above (5.3.0-3) while replacing "smplayer-14.3.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz" with "smplayer-svn" from AUR solves the problem and Smplayer launches as expected.

Steps to reproduce:

Try to launch "smplayer-14.3.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz" with the latest qt5-base and qt5-script.


Seems like the package for smplayer needs to be rebuilt with the latest qt5.

This is my first bugreport. Please take this into consideration.
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Closed by  Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion)
Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 09:23 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  smplayer 14.3.0-2
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 02:22 GMT
libxkbcommon-x11 is an optdep of qt5-base
Comment by Green (The_Green_Arrow) - Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 06:28 GMT
I can confirm this. Another workaround is to use smplayer-qt5-svn from AUR.
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 08:33 GMT
for me smplayer it crashes in qt after installing libxkbcommon-x11.

the problem is not resolved after simply rebuilding smplayer.

this is a qt bug.