Bug 200688 - timidity++ fails to run on FC 5
Summary: timidity++ fails to run on FC 5
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: timidity++
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Hans de Goede
QA Contact:
: 288921 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-07-30 21:43 UTC by pigetak178
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.13.2-4.fc7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-10-18 02:25:59 UTC
Type: ---

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Description pigetak178 2006-07-30 21:43:10 UTC
Description of problem:

Timidity++ fails to run on FC 5 (seems to be an old problem since FC 2).
Complains about not finding the Enlightened Sound daemon.

timidity O*.mid   
esd: No such file or directory
Couldn't open Enlightened sound daemon (`e')

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

rpm -qi timidity++
Name        : timidity++                   Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 2.13.2                            Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release     : 1.2.1                         Build Date: Sun 12 Feb 2006 12:50:16
Install Date: Sun 30 Jul 2006 02:07:51 PM EDT      Build Host:
Group       : Applications/Multimedia       Source RPM:

How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. As listed above.
Actual results:

As listed above.

Expected results:

Additional info:

Google searched this and found these references to this problem:


and from here a link to older version of FC


Comment 1 Nigel Jones 2007-07-27 23:03:26 UTC
FC 5 is now retired, can you see if you get the error/problem with FC6 or greater?

Comment 2 pigetak178 2007-07-27 23:16:25 UTC
/home/dmobrien/ringtones: timidity *.mid                
esd: No such file or directory
Couldn't open Enlightened sound daemon (`e')
/home/dmobrien/ringtones: uname -a
Linux yorky.danobrien.ws #1 SMP Tue Jul 17 17:13:26 EDT 2007
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
/home/dmobrien/ringtones: rpm -q timidity++

Comment 3 Hans de Goede 2007-08-17 13:39:11 UTC
Erm, why isn't this fixed yet? It should be trivially easy to fix. Then again
with the coming of pulseaudio to F-8, now might not be the best time to fix this.

Comment 4 Martin Tarenskeen 2007-09-16 20:58:42 UTC
I have seen this problem ever since I started with Fedora. Now I'm using Fedora
F7, and still the bug exists. BTW: I use timidity with the argument "-Os" and
then it works fine. The problem occurs when running timidity without specifying
the output device on the commandline. It still is a stupid bug though.

Comment 5 Martin Tarenskeen 2007-09-18 06:38:57 UTC
This problem seems to be caused by the TiMidity-2.13.0-detect.patch.
If this - not properly working - patch is removed from the SPEC file, bugs
#200699 and #288921 will be fixed. I have tested this.

Comment 6 Hans de Goede 2007-10-13 06:34:42 UTC
*** Bug 288921 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Hans de Goede 2007-10-13 07:30:07 UTC
Hi all,

Nigel is no longer the timidity maintainer, Jindrich Novy and I are now
maintaing timidity, reassigning to me and looking into this as time permits.

Comment 8 Hans de Goede 2007-10-14 19:43:45 UTC
I've rewritten the which output to use patch, using the detection code which was
already there. timidity++-2.13.2-4 which includes the fix, should show up in
updates-testing soon. When it hits updates-testing our updates-system will add a
comment about this to this bug. Please let me know if this fixes things for you.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2007-10-15 21:31:25 UTC
timidity++-2.13.2-4.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update timidity++'

Comment 10 pigetak178 2007-10-15 23:08:18 UTC
/home/dmobrien: sudo yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update timidity++
freshrpms                 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB    00:00     
fedora                    100% |=========================| 2.1 kB    00:00     
updates-testing           100% |=========================| 2.3 kB    00:00     
primary.sqlite.bz2        100% |=========================| 222 kB    00:00     
updates                   100% |=========================| 2.3 kB    00:00     
adobe-linux-i386          100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00     
Setting up Update Process
Could not find update match for timidity++
No Packages marked for Update
/home/dmobrien: uname -a
Linux yorky.danobrien.ws #1 SMP Thu Sep 27 23:10:59 EDT 2007
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Comment 11 Hans de Goede 2007-10-16 06:09:45 UTC
You probably were to quick and your mirror wasn't synced tet, try again and
thanks for testing!

Comment 12 Martin Tarenskeen 2007-10-16 06:24:14 UTC
It seems to work perfectly now. With or without options, or started from the
gnome-menu. (I'm running iton FC7). Thanks. 

Comment 13 pigetak178 2007-10-16 10:12:45 UTC
/home/dmobrien: timidity ./ringtones/simpsons.mid
Requested buffer size 32768, fragment size 8192
ALSA pcm 'default' set buffer size 33868, period size 3760 bytes
Playing ./ringtones/simpsons.mid
MIDI file: ./ringtones/simpsons.mid
Format: 1  Tracks: 11  Divisions: 480
Track name: voice/horn
Track name: harp
Track name: strings arco
Track name: strings pizz
Track name: glock/xyl
Track name: flute/clar
Track name: tpt
Track name: sax
Track name: timpani
Track name: percussion
(Simpsons Theme)Playing time: ~93 seconds
Notes cut: 0
Notes lost totally: 0


Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2007-10-18 02:25:36 UTC
timidity++-2.13.2-4.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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