Bug 817261 - Git compiled gjs is incompatible with system version
Git compiled gjs is incompatible with system version
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gjs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Colin Walters
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-28 08:01 EDT by Giovanni Campagna
Modified: 2013-08-01 14:49 EDT (History)
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Description Giovanni Campagna 2012-04-28 08:01:01 EDT
Description of problem:
If you have both a development version of gjs compiled from git, and the normal system version from packages, running the compiled version fails trying to load incompatible libraries from the system one. This is caused by upstream commit http://git.gnome.org/browse/gjs/commit/?id=d9bf2a4a65bafabacc04808e77dd57fc5cd10771. Since that commit was made to solve a downstream bug (although not a fedora one), it would be helpful if that patch could be backported.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(vs GJS_1_32_0-3-ge994058 upstream version)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Build gjs from git
2. Try to run it and create a Gio.DBusExportedObject
Actual results:
(gjs-console:17770): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: cannot register existing type `GjsDBusImplementation'

(gjs-console:17770): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `result != 0' failed

(gjs-console:17770): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: attempt to retrieve private data for invalid type '<invalid>'

(basically, there are two gjs_dbus_implementation_get_type() functions, one folded in the compiled libgjs.so and one in /lib64/libgjs-dbus.so, referenced by /lib64/girepository-1.0/GjsDBus-1.0.typelib)

Expected results:
Object is created successfully.

Additional info:
This prevents running development versions of all dependent packages (including gnome-shell), so it's quite annoying...
Comment 1 Colin Walters 2012-04-30 11:18:33 EDT
Hm...but how is the libgjs-dbus.so getting loaded?
Comment 2 Colin Walters 2012-04-30 11:19:24 EDT
No objections to backporting the patch though; it'd be one less spurious Provides in the RPM database...
Comment 3 Giovanni Campagna 2012-04-30 20:15:57 EDT
It loads GjsDBus from /usr/lib64 instead of gjs's pkglibdir, and I found the reason why... (jhbuild putting that in GI_TYPELIB_PATH)
Comment 4 Colin Walters 2012-05-01 10:30:34 EDT
(In reply to comment #3)
> It loads GjsDBus from /usr/lib64 instead of gjs's pkglibdir, and I found the
> reason why... (jhbuild putting that in GI_TYPELIB_PATH)

That's clearly wrong, jhbuild should be ensuring the jhbuild root overrides the system typelibs.
Comment 5 Colin Walters 2012-05-01 10:31:09 EDT
But I still did a backport to f17:

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