Bug 1474097 - [python2-debug] unable to import "gi" module
[python2-debug] unable to import "gi" module
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Charalampos Stratakis
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Reported: 2017-07-23 17:00 EDT by Christian Stadelmann
Modified: 2017-08-07 14:38 EDT (History)
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Description Christian Stadelmann 2017-07-23 17:00:17 EDT
Description of problem:
python2-debug cannot run ordinary code which runs fine from python2 binary.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
python2-2.7.13-11.fc26.x86_64
python2-debug-2.7.13-11.fc26.x86_64
python-gobject-3.24.1-1.fc26.x86_64

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run `$ python2-debug`
2. in python2, run `>>> from gi.repository import Gtk`

Actual results:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gi/__init__.py", line 42, in <module>
    from . import _gi
ImportError: cannot import name _gi
[47360 refs]

Expected results:
It should work fine, as it does in "normal" python2.
Comment 1 Petr Viktorin 2017-08-07 07:34:42 EDT
The debug build has a different C API, so any C extensions (such as _gi) will not work with it.
If you need to debug _gi, you'll need to build it from source against python-debug.

Feel free to ask for clarifications or reopen the bug if that didn't help!
Comment 2 Christian Stadelmann 2017-08-07 14:38:58 EDT
(In reply to Petr Viktorin from comment #1)
> The debug build has a different C API, so any C extensions (such as _gi)
> will not work with it.

Thanks for your explanation and sorry for the noise.

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