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|Summary:||gnome-terminal: symbol lookup error: gnome-terminal: undefined symbol: vte_terminal_search_get_gregex|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Jacob Walcik <jwalcik>|
|Component:||gnome-terminal||Assignee:||Behdad Esfahbod <behdad>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2012-08-16 13:17:07 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Jacob Walcik 2010-11-03 11:58:51 EDT
Description of problem: gnome-terminal fails to launch, returns the following error: gnome-terminal: symbol lookup error: gnome-terminal: undefined symbol: vte_terminal_search_get_gregex Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Version : 2.32.0 Release : 1.fc14 How reproducible: 100% of the time Steps to Reproduce: 1. Launch XTerm 2. Execute "gnome-terminal" with or without any options Actual results: jwalcik@squirrel:~$ gnome-terminal gnome-terminal: symbol lookup error: gnome-terminal: undefined symbol: vte_terminal_search_get_grege Expected results: gnome-terminal launches and provides a bash shell Additional info: This began occurring this morning after an upgrade to Fedora 14 from Fedora 13.
Comment 1 Garry R. Osgood 2011-05-02 14:07:18 EDT
Created attachment 496323 [details] command line dumps of ldd, yum, rpm suggesting root cause is library mismatch gnome-terminal behavior, as described in this report, appears to arise from mismatched version libraries. The culprit seems more related to an incomplete install, as orchestrated by PreUpgrade, than an issue with gnome-terminal. The recommendation in chapter 19 of the F14 installation guide on upgrade v. a fresh install is certainly apropos. (http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/14/html/Installation_Guide/ch-upgrade-x86.html).
Comment 2 Garry R. Osgood 2011-05-02 14:18:52 EDT
Addenda to my comment #1. 0. Migrated to F14 from F13 via PreUpgrade (http://fedoraproject.org wiki/PreUpgrade). 1. In first user session following upgrade, observed that gnome-terminal instances did not appear via "Applications->System Tools->Terminal" 2. Opened xterm. Issued: [gosgood@dorothy ~] $ gnome-terminal gnome-terminal: symbol lookup error: gnome-terminal: undefined symbol: vte_terminal_search_get_gregex (As reported by bug author) 3. ldd reported undefined symbols in gnome-terminal w.r.t. libvte library (Detail #1 of attachment 496323 [details]). 4. rpm -qif on /usr/lib/libvte.so.9 reported that a F13 version is still installed. (Detail #2 of attachment 496323 [details]) 5. yum info reported that the F13 instance is currently installed on this box; the F14 version is not. (Detail #3 of attachment 496323 [details]) 6. yum update vte revealed a very complicated dependency problem involving conflicts, preventing a straightforward upgrade of the F14 vte component (Not included for brevity). CONCLUSION: Here, PreUpgrade failed silently in performing a *complete* F13->F14 upgrade. This bug's root cause seems to lie with mismatched libraries, and is not a problem in gnome-terminal per se. Suggest that all parties affected by this bug check the completeness of their F13 -> F14 upgrade. SOLUTION: Since I have never observed this issue in new F14 installs, the route I will be taking here is a clean install of either F14 or F15, i.e., replacing, not upgrading F13.
Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2012-08-16 13:17:09 EDT
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