Bug 740826 - gnome-shell lacks dependency to gjs ... or gjs lib versioning is wrong
Summary: gnome-shell lacks dependency to gjs ... or gjs lib versioning is wrong
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gjs
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Colin Walters
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-23 13:34 UTC by Mads Kiilerich
Modified: 2013-02-26 15:09 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-26 15:09:02 UTC
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Description Mads Kiilerich 2011-09-23 13:34:43 UTC
On a system with
I upgraded gdm and gnome-shell (and its dependencies) to

gdm then failed to start. /var/log/gdm/:0-greeter.log reported
gnome-shell: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/gnome-shell/libgnome-shell.so: undefined symbol: gjs_context_gc
gnome-session[1732]: WARNING: App 'gnome-shell.desktop' respawning too quickly
- and gdm failed.

Upgrading to
fixed the problem.

Conclusion: There is something wrong with the dependencies or the versioning.

gjs provides libgjs.so.0()(64bit) which gnome-shell requires. It seems like the ABI changed and the library version wasn't bumped.

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