Bug 168769 - Python add-on libraries incompatible with python2.3 interpreter
Python add-on libraries incompatible with python2.3 interpreter
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mihai Ibanescu
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2005-09-20 04:49 EDT by Analabha Roy
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-30 11:20:09 EDT
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Description Analabha Roy 2005-09-20 04:49:53 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050909 Fedora/1.0.6-1.2.fc3 Firefox/1.0.6

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 17:43:36 EDT
This is actually something that we've fixed in FC4
Comment 2 Analabha Roy 2005-09-20 18:01:32 EDT
(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 11:20:09 EDT
Very unlikely for this to be backported to fc3, mostly because it requires
significant packaging changes.

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