Bug 471857 - Pidgin can not be launched in Server5.2
Pidgin can not be launched in Server5.2
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: 2008-11-17 03:16 EST by Suqin Huang
Modified: 2009-04-03 08:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-11-23 14:22:14 EST
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Description Suqin Huang 2008-11-17 03:16:04 EST
Description of problem:
An error "pidgin:undefined symbol:gst_registry_fork_set_enabled" occur when launched pidgin in Server-5.2

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Work in local machine :
1. Created a yum resource 
the baseurl=
2. update libpurple and then update pidgin.
3. launch pidgin.

Work in remote stable system:
1. tps-cd 2009:8176
2. yum install libpurple
3. tps-upgrade (the version is pidgin-2.5.1-3.el5.i386)
4. vncserver to 
5. user tps-downgrade to downgrade pidgin. (the version is pidgin-2.3.1-2.el5_2.i386)
Actual results:
1. An error "pidgin:undefined symbol:gst_registry_fork_set_enabled" occur when launch pidgin.
2. After downgrading pidgin, it can work well.

Expected results:

Additional info:
pidgin-2.5.1-3.el5.i386 can work well in RHEL-Server5.3
Comment 1 Suqin Huang 2008-11-17 20:47:32 EST
The description above is how did I install pidgin-2.5.1-3.el5.

In short:
After installing pidgin-2.5.1-3.el5 in RHEL-Server-5.2, issue "pidgin" in terminal, an error "pidgin:undefined symbol:gst_registry_fork_set_enabled" is displayed.

In RHEL-Server-5.3, pidgin-2.5.1-3.el5 can be launched successfully.
Comment 2 Mark Doliner 2008-11-17 21:08:36 EST
That would happen if Pidgin was compiled on a machine with a version of gstreamer that had the gst_registry_fork_set_enabled function, but used on a machine with an older version of gstreamer which does not have that function.
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2008-11-23 14:22:14 EST
NOTABUG, you cannot use RHEL-5.3 compiled pidgin on RHEL-5.2.

Please test these binaries.  Low priority security errata is coming soon, built against RHEL-5.2 so it should work on both RHEL-5.2 and RHEL-5.3.  It will supercede the current 5.3 version.
Comment 4 Suqin Huang 2008-11-23 20:22:29 EST
en, after I update gstreamer, pidgin can be launched.
Comment 5 Warren Togami 2008-11-24 06:19:28 EST
Turns out that build of pidgin was screwed because the RHEL-5.3 gstreamer was in the buildroot.  I am rebuilding it against RHEL-5.2.  The pidgin security errata coming soon will be RHEL-5.2, and identical without a rebuild in 5.3.

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