Bug#619095: alien-arena does not start (Couldn't load pics/colormap.pcx)

hennr hennr at hennr.name
Mon Mar 21 08:12:35 UTC 2011

Package: alien-arena
Version: 7.51-1
Severity: important

After upgrading to alien-arena 7.51-1 the game does not start any longer.
I installed alien-arena-data as well, but it does not fix the problem.

AA gives me this on the STDOUT: Error: Couldn't load pics/colormap.pcx

The starnge thing is that only alien-arena-data holds this file.
But the alien-arena 7.51-1 package does not have a dependency to it.

Anyway, when I install alien-arena-data and removing ~/.config/alien-arena
there seems to be a problem setting a link into my homefolder:

ln: creating symbolic link `/home/henner/.config/alien-arena/data1': Permission

After that, pics/colormap.pcx can't be find as well.

So I see two problems:

- colormap.pcx is in a package that is needed by alien-arena but there is no
dependency to alien-arena-data

- there seems to be a bug in the alien-arena-data package as creating links
from one's homefolder to the data1 folder does not seem to work correctly

Let me know if you need further information.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.37-2.slh.3-aptosid-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages alien-arena depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.11.2-13    Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcurl3-gnutls             7.21.4-1     Multi-protocol file transfer libra
ii  libfreetype6                2.4.4-1      FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1                     1:4.5.2-6    GCC support library
ii  libjpeg62                   6b1-1        The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libogg0                     1.2.0~dfsg-1 Ogg bitstream library
ii  libopenal1                  1:1.12.854-2 Software implementation of the Ope
ii  libstdc++6                  4.5.2-6      The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libvorbis0a                 1.3.2-1      The Vorbis General Audio Compressi
ii  libvorbisfile3              1.3.2-1      The Vorbis General Audio Compressi
ii  libx11-6                    2:1.4.1-5    X11 client-side library
ii  libxxf86dga1                2:1.1.2-1    X11 Direct Graphics Access extensi
ii  libxxf86vm1                 1:1.1.1-1    X11 XFree86 video mode extension l

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