Spectacle: error while loading shared libraries: libavcodec.so.60

Spectable has been broken since a while; I thought it might fix itself with updates but it doesn’t. Ran all system updates and cleaned up AUR repos.

spectacle returns

spectacle: error while loading shared libraries: libavcodec.so.60


Kernel: 6.8.8-1-cachyos arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-cachyos
root=UUID=58203bda-e2e2-4c32-a006-c91d933cad4e rw rootflags=subvol=@
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Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 6.0.4 tk: Qt v: N/A info: frameworks v: 6.1.0
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Predator PH315-53 v: V2.04
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: CML model: QX50_CMS v: V2.04 serial: <superuser required>
part-nu: 0000000000000000 uuid: <superuser required> UEFI: Insyde v: 2.04
date: 08/20/2021
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 43.5 Wh (99.8%) condition: 43.6/58.8 Wh (74.2%)
volts: 16.4 min: 15.4 model: SMP AP18E7M type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
status: not charging
Info: model: Intel Core i7-10750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Comet Lake
gen: core 10 level: v3 note: check built: 2020 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0xA5 (165) stepping: 2 microcode: 0xFA
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1942 high: 2477 min/max: 800/5000 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 2238 2: 2200 3: 2292
4: 2340 5: 2007 6: 800 7: 800 8: 1700 9: 2361 10: 2477 11: 2289 12: 1800
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Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
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Wi-Fi 6 Killer AX1650i 160MHz 2x2 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
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SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
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fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
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ID-3: /home raw-size: 1.81 TiB size: 1.81 TiB (100.00%)
used: 562.25 GiB (30.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
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used: 562.25 GiB (30.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 11.72 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:4
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 15.45 GiB used: 18 MiB (0.1%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 12 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0 C pch: 80.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
Memory: total: 16 GiB available: 15.45 GiB used: 6.47 GiB (41.8%)
Processes: 384 Power: uptime: 6m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
suspend, test_resume image: 6.14 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical
tool: systemctl
Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 2255 libs: 575 tools: octopi,pamac,paru
pm: appimage pkgs: 0 Compilers: clang: 17.0.6 gcc: 13.2.1 alt: 11
Shell: garuda-inxi default: Bash v: 5.2.26 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.34
Garuda (2.6.26-1):
System install date:     2021-11-24
Last full system update: 2024-05-04
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager mkinitcpio
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Failed units:            systemd-networkd-wait-online.service

that can sometimes happen with updates. Sometimes a library updates and a package using that library hasn’t yet been compiled with the new library.

using yay -F libavcodec.so.60 I see that it’s part of the ffmpeg package (which is currently on version 2:6.1.1-7). If you don’t have that installed (which is unlikely) then install that.

Since you also aren’t partially upgraded I can only really suggest to update again. Maybe with a mirror refresh too. Sometimes mirrors are really out of date

Edit: Just noticing that you also have octopi installed. Try reinstalling spectacle with pacman directly. If I remember correctly octopi has its own selection of mirrors so that might cause problems too


garuda-update automatically refreshes mirrors.

sudo pacman -R spectacle
sudo pacman -S spectacle

spectacle: error while loading shared libraries: libavcodec.so.60: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


It is used by:

extra-x86-64-v3/ffmpeg 2:6.1.1-7.1
extra/ffmpeg 2:6.1.1-7
chaotic-aur/ffmpeg-full 6.1.1-3
chaotic-aur/ffmpeg-obs 6.1.1-10
chaotic-aur/lib32-ffmpeg 2:6.1.1-2
chaotic-aur/losslesscut-bin 3.59.1-4 [installed]

Try reinstalling ffmpeg and spectacle:

sudo pacman -S ffmpeg spectacle

What repo is that? It certainly overrides the extra I know with a higher package version.
Neither of them list the package as installed.

also what about ldd /usr/bin/spectacle?

Have an issue with Spectacle crashing on launch getting this error message.

the message recipient disconnected from the message bus without replying

Was having other issues with Spectacle not loading before this which seemed to have been fixed in recent patches likely caught by user feedback in KDE.

Much appreciated.

ALHP v4 compilations

That solved it!

ffmpeg-git was the issue.


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