asked Apr 29 at 17:06 by nosucherror (11)

Hello, I'm trying to install Bitwig 2.3.2 on KUbuntu 18.04 using GDebi package manager but I get the message:

"Error:Dependency is not satisfiable:libav-tools"

If I try and install it:

sudo apt-get install libav-tools

"Package libav-tools is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source However the following packages replace it: ffmpeg:i386 ffmpeg"

ffmpeg is installed.

As I understand it libav has been deprecated in the latest Ubuntu and they have reverted to ffmpeg, libav-tools was a transitional package. I'm also aware that Bitwig doesn't support Ubuntu 18.04. Is there any workaround you can suggest?

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Notice I edited my reply above to not only confirm the issue but offer a fix - you may have missed that so I'll post it again to send you a new notification ;)

Fix the dependency manually:

Unpack the deb file:

ar x bitwig-studio-2.3.2.deb

Extract the file "control" from control.tar.gz Edit that file, replace "libav-tools" with "ffmpeg", and put that edited file into the tar.gz again. I assume you know how to do this. Notice the "." name directory, it needs to reside inside.

And finally:

ar r bitwig-studio-2.3.2.deb control.tar.gz

to insert the tar.gz into the deb again.

Now it can be installed.

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answered May 01 at 13:58 by beamboom (80)

edited May 01 at 14:00

Hello, I have had the same problem and I have solved it by installing this deb package.

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/artful/amd64/libav-tools/7:3.3.4-2

regards

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answered Jun 17 at 11:44 by Joan (66)

While not an Ubuntu user, a suggestion might be to verify if apt is reporting you have the x86_64 or i386 version of ffmpeg installed. You can check the 'Architecture' of the installed package with:

sudo dpkg -s ffmpeg

Perhaps explicitly installing the i386 version (if not installed) and then try to install bitwig again - thought I'm not sure why Bitwig would need the 386 version of ffmpeg?

sudo apt-get install --fix-broken

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg:i386

sudo dpgk -i (path and full name of bitwit-2.3.2.deb)

If you are certain you have the needed packages installed, you can try adding --force-all to the install of BitWig, then verify with ldd that all packages needed are properly linked to.

This may be nothing more then the BitWig package expecting 'libav-tools' when you already have ffmpeg installed (which provides the libs BitWig needs) and thus forcing the install will allow BitWig to run okay. If not, you can always remove it or ldd to troubleshoot and resolve missing deps.

ldd /opt/bitwig-studio/bin/BitwigStudioEngine

ldd /opt/bitwig-studio/bin/BitwigStudio

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answered Apr 29 at 19:58 by RelativePrime (44)

Thanks Relative Prime, appreciate the thorough response. It's working now - as far as I can tell after half an hour of messing about.

I have the ffmpeg codecs and did not install the i386 versions.

I used dpkg to install (instead of gdebi) and it gave the following errors:

"dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of bitwig-studio: bitwig-studio depends on libav-tools; however: Package libav-tools is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package bitwig-studio (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.9-2) ... Unknown media type in type 'all/all' Unknown media type in type 'all/allfiles' Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ... Errors were encountered while processing: bitwig-studio"

However - it did install and runs. If I encounter any problems I'll update this thread.

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answered Apr 29 at 23:01 by nosucherror (11)

edited Apr 29 at 23:03

Well, it was working fine until the system updated and it automatically uninstalled Bitwig. Kubuntu uses an app called Discover to handle system updates. Does anyone know how I can get it to ignore my Bitwig install?

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answered Apr 30 at 21:36 by nosucherror (11)

I got this same problem on my vanilla Ubuntu 18.04. Requires libav-tools, are adviced to install ffmpeg instead, Bitwig does install and run properly but the Debian Package Manager demands that it is uninstalled again cause it believes the install failed due to dependencies. Further patching on the system can not be done without this uninstall to take place.

I think we should elevate this to a support ticket, to be sure they are made aware of this.

In the meantime, a workaround is to edit the content of deb file:

Unpack the deb file: ar x bitwig-studio-2.3.2.deb

Extract the file "control" from control.tar.gz Edit that file, replace "libav-tools" with "ffmpeg", and put that edited file into the tar.gz again. I guess you know how to do this. Notice the "." name directory, it needs to reside inside.

And finally: ar r bitwig-studio-2.3.2.deb control.tar.gz

to insert the tar.gz into the deb again.

Now it can be installed.

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answered May 01 at 13:40 by beamboom (80)

edited May 01 at 13:57

I have just notified support. Cheers beamboom!

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answered May 01 at 13:54 by nosucherror (11)

Thanks beamboom - this worked for me. I just updated the system and no problems.

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answered May 01 at 17:56 by nosucherror (11)

I have found that without libav-tools Bitwig doesn't decode FLAC or MP3. The good news is that support have informed me this will be addressed in the next update.

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answered May 02 at 17:29 by nosucherror (11)

Hi Joan, I don't think you need to do that any more with the latest Ubuntu and Bitwig. As I understand it libav has been deprecated in the latest Ubuntu and they have reverted to ffmpeg, libav-tools was a transitional package. Cheers.

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answered Jun 18 at 18:35 by nosucherror (11)

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