Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 168769
Python add-on libraries incompatible with python2.3 interpreter
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:13 EST
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). I really need python to be working.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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 ?
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
This is actually something that we've fixed in FC4
(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?
Very unlikely for this to be backported to fc3, mostly because it requires
significant packaging changes.