Bug 471434 - pidgin's gstreamer version dependency needs to be updated
pidgin's gstreamer version dependency needs to be updated
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pidgin (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
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Reported: 2008-11-13 12:49 EST by Jeff Bastian
Modified: 2009-03-16 15:48 EDT (History)
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Description Jeff Bastian 2008-11-13 12:49:41 EST
Description of problem:
pidgin-2.5.1-3.el5 needs gstreamer-0.10.20-3.el5 to provide the symbol gst_registry_fork_set_enabled symbol

If you start with a RHEL 5.2 system and then upgrade just the pidgin and libpurple packages (and finch too if desired), then pidgin will fail to start and give an error:
  pidgin: symbol lookup error: pidgin: undefined symbol: gst_registry_fork_set_enabled

Upgrading to gstreamer from gstreamer-0.10.9-3.el5 to 0.10.20-3.el5 fixes the problem.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a fresh RHEL 5.2 system
2. Upgrade the libpurple and pidgin packages to those from RHEL 5.3 Beta:
3. Run 'pidgin' from a terminal
Actual results:
pidgin: symbol lookup error: pidgin: undefined symbol: gst_registry_fork_set_enabled

Expected results:
pidgin should start running

Additional info:
Upgrading to gstreamer*0.10.20-3.el5 fixes the problem

The pidgin.spec file contains
  %if %{gstreamer_integration}
  BuildRequires:  gstreamer-devel >= 0.10

This should probably be '>= 0.10.20'

It should probably also have a section
  %if %{gstreamer_integration}
  Requires: gstreamer >= 0.10.20
Comment 1 Mark Doliner 2008-11-13 13:00:10 EST
FYI Pidgin only calls that function if it existed in the version of gstreamer that was installed at compile time.  For reference, here's the check in configure.ac:

AC_CHECK_LIB(gstreamer-0.10, gst_registry_fork_set_enabled,
               [Define if gst_registry_fork_set_enabled exists])],
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2008-11-23 14:19:02 EST
This is not a bug.  The customer upgraded to the RHEL-5.3 pidgin on their RHEL-5.2 system.

In any case, I bet these binaries will work.  A low priority security errata built against RHEL-5.2 will supercede the RHEL-5.3 beta version.  Please give these a test.

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