See last post for workaround/abandon
Fixed by installing gio-sharp via synaptic
I read the software request for 1.8 Banshee and went to the website to read the release notes and got curious about what version I was running. So I opened my Kickoff menu and typed in Banshee and almost immediately it crashed. Starting it from Konsole threw a huge exception report.
I am running KDE 2010.07 fully updated and have never installed anything outside the repos.
I completely removed and reinstalled Banshee 1.7.6, same result. I completely removed again, and deleted the .banshee directory under .config and reinstalled, Again, crash with same huge exception. A lot of the errors are related to Mono so I reinstalled Mono. (removing it was going to pull a lot of things out)
Still same result. I can't recall the last time I used Banshee but it was running ok (except for the known crash with playback). Since then I have not done anything specific to Banshee or Mono. Just been running updates every day or two.
I tried it with a new user and the same thing happens.
The only thing close to MONO/Banshee that I changed was to install the moonlight add-on for firefox.
The first two warnings are:
** (Banshee:14260): WARNING **: The following assembly referenced from /usr/lib/banshee-1/Backends/Banshee.Gio.dll could not be loaded:
Assembly: gio-sharp (assemblyref_index=7)
Public Key: 35e10195dab3c99f
The assembly was not found in the Global Assembly Cache, a path listed in the MONO_PATH environment variable, or in the location of the executing assembly (/usr/lib/banshee-1/Backends/).
** (Banshee:14260): WARNING **: Could not load file or assembly 'gio-sharp, Version=184.108.40.206, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=35e10195dab3c99f' or one of its dependencies.
Looking in Synaptic gio-sharp is not installed. MONO(gio-sharp) is listed as a dependency of Banshee. Looking in /usr/lib/banshee-1/Backends/ Banshee.Gio.dll is there.
Is anyone else seeing this problem?
I don't know if this blog posting helps some of you smarter fellers.http://www.lamalex.net/2010/08/omg-thats-so-2009/