Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 246405
CastPodder will not load, it will crash after the splash screen
Last modified: 2008-12-27 13:15:32 EST
Description of problem: CastPodder will not load, it starts up with the splash
screen but then crashes. This appears to be an incompatibility with
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 5.0-8
How reproducible: start CastPodder from a command line and it will then load
with the splash/title screen but then crashes.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install CastPodder
2. start CastPodder from a command
Actual results: CastPodder crashes with the following error:
CastPodderGui.py:48: DeprecationWarning: The wxPython compatibility package is
no longer automatically generated or actively maintained. Please switch to
the wx package as soon as possible.
from wxPython.wx import *
[<class 'ipodder.players.XMMSPlayer'>, <class 'ipodder.players.NoPlayer'>]
Beep-Media-Player couldn't be imported
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "CastPodderGui.py", line 3623, in <module>
File "CastPodderGui.py", line 3617, in main
myApp = iPodderGui(ipodder)
File "CastPodderGui.py", line 685, in __init__
wx.App.__init__(self, False, None)
line 7757, in __init__
line 7354, in _BootstrapApp
return _core_.PyApp__BootstrapApp(*args, **kwargs)
File "CastPodderGui.py", line 1519, in OnInit
File "CastPodderGui.py", line 1876, in InitHooks
for att, method in inspect.getmembers(self, inspect.ismethod):
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/inspect.py", line 206, in getmembers
value = getattr(object, key)
line 9319, in GetAcceleratorTable
return _core_.Window_GetAcceleratorTable(*args, **kwargs)
TypeError: in method 'Window_GetAcceleratorTable', expected argument 1 of
type 'wxWindow *'
Expected results: CastPodder should start and run
Additional info: Installing the compatibility packages for wxPython and wxGTK
does not resolve the issue. I've also seen this happen with the icepodder
package which is the successor to CastPodder
I was able to get CastPodder to load by installing the wxGTK and wxPython 2.6.3
packages from Fedora Core 6. Apparentlly CastPodder has a compatibility issue
with wxPython 2.8.
Also, I would advise replacing CastPodder with IcePodder at
icepodder.fryingoverajungle.net. It's basically a continuation of CastPodder
development after the original team stood down.
The fix is in fact rather simple:
CastPodder / IcePodder use wxversion.ensureMinimal('2.6') to require wxGTK 2.6
at minimum. Since they don't work with 2.8, all you have to do is change it to
wxversion.select('2.6') , to use *only* version 2.6. And obviously, you need
packages of wxGTK 2.6 that are parallel installable with your 2.8 packages. :)
We have this setup in Mandriva, you guys can grab our specs if you need to, of
This problem exists in Fedora 9 as well.
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This should be re-opened: comment #3 specifically noted that it exists in F9 too.