[Freewx-maint] Bug#770758: libwxgtk2.8-0: wxSound does not work

Jordan Irwin antumdeluge at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 20:27:04 UTC 2014

Package: libwxgtk2.8-0
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I have been having an issue with official builds of wxWidgets on Debian-based
systems for a couple years now. The wxSound object does not work. It does not
produce any audio output. I don't see any error output when building an app
using the module nor when it is used at runtime.

The bug only seems to affect Debian-based systems. Namely, I have tested it on
Debian, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint, on none of which it works. I have also tested
builds on non-Debian systems; Fedora, FreeBSD, Windows XP, and Windows 7. On
all of these systems the wxSound module works fine.

To further investigate the problem I custom built wxWidgets on my Debian
system using source from http://www.wxwidgets.org/. Running binaries produced
with the Debian build and custom build successfully executed the wxSound
module when linked to the custom libs. For these reasons I believe that there
is an error in the official Debian build of wxWidgets's shared libs:

- Only Debian-based systems are affected.
- A custom build of wxWidgets (wxGtk) produces a working wxSound module.

For reference, the build command/options that I used follow:

  ../configure --enable-shared --enable-unicode --disable-gtktest \
      --disable-sdltest --with-gtk --with-sdl --with-opengl \
      --with-gnomeprint --with-gnomevfs

I am unsure if current builds of the newer libwxgtk3.0-0 share this same bug. 

The project for which I am using wxWidgets and wxSound is located here for
reference as well: https://sourceforge.net/projects/myabcs

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16-3-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libwxgtk2.8-0 depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0               2.14.0-1
ii  libc6                     2.19-13
ii  libexpat1                 2.1.0-6+b3
ii  libfontconfig1            2.11.0-6.2
ii  libfreetype6              2.5.2-2
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.9.2-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0        2.31.1-2+b1
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]  10.3.2-1
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.42.1-1
ii  libglu1-mesa [libglu1]    9.0.0-2
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.24.25-1
ii  libjpeg8                  8d1-2
ii  libpango-1.0-0            1.36.8-3
ii  libpangoft2-1.0-0         1.36.8-3
ii  libpng12-0                1.2.50-2+b1
ii  libsm6                    2:1.2.2-1
ii  libstdc++6                4.9.2-2
ii  libtiff5                  4.0.3-10+b3
ii  libwxbase2.8-0  
ii  libxinerama1              2:1.1.3-1+b1
ii  libxxf86vm1               1:1.1.3-1+b1
ii  multiarch-support         2.19-13
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.8.dfsg-2

libwxgtk2.8-0 recommends no packages.

libwxgtk2.8-0 suggests no packages.

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