Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 226683
Version mismatch between curlFtpFs and curl
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:19:57 EDT
Description of problem:
I use curlFtpFs to mount a virtual filesystem from my FTP server and attempt to
play a MP3 file on said filesystem (using madplay or mplayer - not important).
Either application just locks up. Possible cause is mismatch versions between
curlFtpFs version 0.9 and curl version 7.15.5
See curlftpfs website http://curlftpfs.sourceforge.net/
Quote from site:
22-Jan-2007 - Bad libcurl versions
The recommended version of libcurl is 7.15.4!
A lot of users are reporting problems with CurlFtpFS. We tracked this problems
to bugs in libcurl versions 7.15.5 and 7.16.0. Since we depend on 7.15.2 or
later and versions 7.15.2 and 7.15.3 have a bug that makes CurlFtpFS do not
reuse the connection all the time, the current recommended version of libcurl is
either 7.15.4 or the development branch.
So is it possible to update to curl 7.16.1? release 29th Jan which hopefully
fixes the problems?
It's not clear to me that you have this bug (have you tried different
combinations of curlftpfs options? e.g. disable EPASV, etc.)...
... but in any case, you have filed it against the wrong component. I'm
reassigning this to "curl" (which has a different packager than me).
Unless we get a bug report on something specific rather than "something doesn't
work", this is hard to address.
OK, To be more specific:
Step 1: Download and build madplay version 0.15.2b (cant remember but probably
needs lame version 3.97)
Step 1a: OR / AND download and build mplayer with mp3 support version 1.0rc1
Step 2: Install curlFtpFs via yum (and Fuse, etc)
Step 3: Make self member of "fuse" group (required by fusermount)
Step 4: Set up external ftp server with mp3 files on. I use a buffalo link station
Step 5: Create a mount point e.g. /home/peter/buffalo
Step 6: Run command curlftpfs guest:firstname.lastname@example.org/music /home/peter/buffalo
Step 7: Check mount point OK with ls /home/peter/buffalo... All OK
Step 8: Check copy works, copy file from /home/peter/buffalo... works OK
Step 9: Run command madplay /home/peter/buffalo/audio.mp3
MPEG Audio Decoder 0.15.2 (beta) - Copyright � 2000-2004 Robert Leslie et al.
Then nothing else happens (freezes) and no prompt is returned.
Running "top" from another bash shell shows that madplay & curlftpfs are neither
using much processing load.
Step 10: Try killing madplay with kill -9 as root, no luck.
Step 11: Try killing curlFtpFs with kill -9 ae root, great madplay exits with no
(Note) Its no a sound card problem because I can play the copied file in Step 8
OK repeat with mplayer, exactly the same, mplayer prints all usual stuff and
last line is
But then freezes. Again kill -9 mplayer doesnt work. Only solution is kill -9 on
curlFtpFs as root.
Looks like bug in curlFtpFs, but according to http://curlftpfs.sourceforge.net/
It could well be a bug in curl - havent investigated further as it looks like
others are having problems with curl 7.15.5 and curlFtpFs 0.9
So I suspect fix is to upgdare curl 7.15.5 to curl 7.16.1, I might have a go at
building curl 7.16.1 but not now and seeing if that fixes it but not now.
Ok, I planned to release the 7.16.1 anyway along with other fixes I gathered in
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