Songbird on Gentoo
For various reasons, Rhythmbox (the default GNOME audio player) returns this wonderful message, which I’m putting off troubleshooting for the time being:
rhythmbox: error while loading shared libraries: libplds4.so.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I decided to install Songbird instead. Problem is, I can’t seem to install the Songbird package from the overlay manager, either by unmasking or otherwise. I’m still a bit confused on how to manually install ebuilds as well. Here’s what I ended up doing to get my music collection back up and running:
- Downloaded default Linux package from GetSongbird.
- Extracted package to directory of my choice. Right now it’s sitting in ~/Desktop/Songbird, but I expect to move it to a more appropriate /opt/songbird soon.
- Removed all gstreamer libraries from the main installation as per this comment in the Gentoo bug tracker:
rm -rf lib/libgst*
- Added Songbird to my GNOME menu in Sound and Video category. I haven’t been able to pick an appropriate icon – any official ones or suggestions?