[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#864606: chromium: possibly missing library libGLESv2 in /usr/lib/chromium?

js jshaio at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 11 13:45:22 UTC 2017

Package: chromium
Version: 59.0.3071.86-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

Running chromium since at least version 57 has poor video performance
with netflix, so that the images are no longer synchronized with the

I got the error message below when running this version of chromium from
a shell; it complains of a missing /usr/lib/chromium/swiftshader/libGLESv2.so:

  14686:14686:0611/093211.904336:ERROR:gl_implementation.cc(246)] Failed to load /usr/lib/chromium/swiftshader/libGLESv2.so:
  /usr/lib/chromium/swiftshader/libGLESv2.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
  [14686:14686:0611/093212.108944:ERROR:gpu_child_thread.cc(174)] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization

It appears this version of libGLESv2 should have been installed by the
chromium package below /usr/lib/chromium.

Otherwise, chromium should look for a version of this library in the
system from other packages:

=> dlocate libGLESv2

Fixing this missing library problem might help to see if it was the
cause of the poor video performance in chromium, which does not happen
with other browsers on the same system.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.7.0-1-686-pae (SMP w/6 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages chromium depends on:
ii  libasound2           1.1.3-5
ii  libatk1.0-0          2.22.0-1
ii  libavcodec-extra57   7:3.2.5-1
ii  libavformat57        7:3.2.5-1
ii  libavutil55          7:3.2.5-1
ii  libc6                2.24-5
ii  libcairo2            1.14.8-1
ii  libcups2             2.2.1-8
ii  libdbus-1-3          1.10.18-1
ii  libdrm2              2.4.74-1
ii  libevent-2.0-5       2.0.21-stable-3
ii  libexpat1            2.2.0-2
ii  libflac8             1.3.2-1
ii  libfontconfig1       2.11.0-6.7+b1
ii  libfreetype6         2.6.3-3.2
ii  libgcc1              1:6.3.0-18
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0   2.36.5-2
ii  libglib2.0-0         2.50.3-2
ii  libgtk2.0-0          2.24.31-2
ii  libharfbuzz0b        1.4.2-1
ii  libicu57             57.1-6
ii  libjpeg62-turbo      1:1.5.1-2
ii  libminizip1          1.1-8+b1
ii  libnspr4             2:4.12-6
ii  libnss3              2:3.26.2-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0       1.40.5-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0  1.40.5-1
ii  libpng16-16          1.6.28-1
ii  libpulse0            10.0-1
ii  libre2-3             20170101+dfsg-1
ii  libsnappy1v5         1.1.3-3
ii  libstdc++6           6.3.0-18
ii  libvpx4              1.6.1-3
ii  libwebp6             0.5.2-1
ii  libwebpdemux2        0.5.2-1
ii  libx11-6             2:1.6.4-3
ii  libx11-xcb1          2:1.6.4-3
ii  libxcb1              1.12-1
ii  libxcomposite1       1:0.4.4-2
ii  libxcursor1          1:1.1.14-1+b4
ii  libxdamage1          1:1.1.4-2+b3
ii  libxext6             2:1.3.3-1+b2
ii  libxfixes3           1:5.0.3-1
ii  libxi6               2:1.7.9-1
ii  libxml2              2.9.4+dfsg1-2.2
ii  libxrandr2           2:1.5.1-1
ii  libxrender1          1:0.9.10-1
ii  libxslt1.1           1.1.29-2.1
ii  libxss1              1:1.2.2-1
ii  libxtst6             2:1.2.3-1
ii  x11-utils            7.7+3+b1
ii  xdg-utils            1.1.1-1
ii  zlib1g               1:1.2.8.dfsg-5

Versions of packages chromium recommends:
ii  fonts-liberation  1:1.07.4-2

Versions of packages chromium suggests:
ii  chromium-driver    59.0.3071.86-1
ii  chromium-l10n      59.0.3071.86-1
ii  chromium-shell     59.0.3071.86-1
ii  chromium-widevine  59.0.3071.86-1

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/chromium.d/README changed:

-- no debconf information

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