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Bug 1247996 - sepolicy gui does not start because of traceback
sepolicy gui does not start because of traceback
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pygobject3 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthew Barnes
Desktop QE
: Regression
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Blocks: 1246123 1246125 1259988 1222637
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Reported: 2015-07-29 08:16 EDT by Milos Malik
Modified: 2015-11-19 02:33 EST (History)
12 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: pygobject3-3.14.0-3.el7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-11-19 02:33:52 EST
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Description Milos Malik 2015-07-29 08:16:10 EDT
Description of problem:
 * sepolicy gui is not able to start on RHEL-7.2, but it was able to start on RHEL-7.1

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
# sepolicy gui
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/sepolicy", line 644, in <module>
  File "/usr/bin/sepolicy", line 289, in gui_run
    import sepolicy.gui
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/sepolicy/", line 32, in <module>
    from sepolicy.sedbus import SELinuxDBus
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/sepolicy/", line 5, in <module>
    from slip.dbus import polkit
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/slip/dbus/", line 6, in <module>
    import service
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/slip/dbus/", line 28, in <module>
    from slip._wrappers import _gobject as GObject
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/slip/_wrappers/", line 47, in <module>
    setattr(_self, what, getattr(_mod, what))
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gi/", line 62, in __getattr__
    raise AttributeError(_static_binding_error)
AttributeError: When using gi.repository you must not import static modules like "gobject". Please change all occurrences of "import gobject" to "from gi.repository import GObject". See:

Expected results:
 * sepolicy gui starts successfully
Comment 4 Petr Lautrbach 2015-08-11 04:23:00 EDT
This seems to be caused by a rebase of pygobject3 to 3.14.0, bug #1222637 

I'll take a look if we can make a fix for policycoreutils, but there might be other problems with the incompatible pygobject3 rebase in other packages or third party software.
Comment 5 Petr Lautrbach 2015-08-14 10:18:09 EDT
I can't reproduce the reported problem but I've a problem with pygobject3 which could be related?

# python
Python 2.7.5 (default, Apr  9 2015, 11:03:32) 
[GCC 4.8.3 20140911 (Red Hat 4.8.3-9)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from gi.repository import Gtk
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gi/", line 42, in <module>
    from . import _gi
ImportError: /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gi/ undefined symbol: g_type_check_instance_is_fundamentally_a

# rpm -qf /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gi/
Comment 6 Milos Malik 2015-08-14 12:08:45 EDT
# rpm -qa pyg\*
Comment 7 Matthew Barnes 2015-09-15 12:11:32 EDT
The quoted bug in the traceback [1] seems to me too aggressive for a stable enterprise update.  I think best back that change out for RHEL 7.

Comment 8 Matthew Barnes 2015-09-15 14:17:26 EDT
Patched pygobject3-3.14.0-3.el7
Comment 9 Milos Malik 2015-09-16 04:09:49 EDT
I can confirm that sepolicy gui starts successfully after updating pygobject3 packages to 3.14.0-3.el7 version.
Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2015-11-19 02:33:52 EST
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

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