Bug 168769

Summary: Python add-on libraries incompatible with python2.3 interpreter
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Analabha Roy <hariseldon99>
Component: pythonAssignee: Mihai Ibanescu <mihai.ibanescu>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Description Analabha Roy 2005-09-20 08:49:53 UTC
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Description of problem:
NO dependency conflicts showing. everything installed from apt rpm repos for fc3. running any python program causes crash with tracebacks like:

ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/<some library.so>: undefined symbol: PyUnicodeUCS4_<something>

 Looks like these add-on libraries are somehow incompatible with the python interpreter installed.
 Dunno how this happened.

 Note to developers: You have my full cooperation. If this is a packaging problem, please let me know what I can do to help fix it (hariseldon99@gmail.com). I really need python to be working.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Execute any python program (eg, Bram Cohen's bittorrent client)
2. It crashes with errors of the type mentioned above

Actual Results:  crash:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/bittorrent", line 32, in ?
    import gtk
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/PIL/__init__.py", line 33, in ?
ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gobject.so: undefined symbol: PyUnicodeUCS4_AsUnicode

Expected Results:  application should have started

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-09-20 21:43:36 UTC
This is actually something that we've fixed in FC4

Comment 2 Analabha Roy 2005-09-20 22:01:32 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> This is actually something that we've fixed in FC4

Erm, here's the wierd thing. There is a bug in fc4 installer that causes it to
crash whenever I try to install it. I tried the "garbage' fix in:


 . It started the installer, but it crashed whenever I tried to upgrade.
Screenshots of tty's at the time of the crash are here:


 Is there any possibility that this can be fixed in fc3?

Comment 3 Mihai Ibanescu 2005-09-30 15:20:09 UTC
Very unlikely for this to be backported to fc3, mostly because it requires
significant packaging changes.