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Bug 188215 - Undefined symbol
Summary: Undefined symbol
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 185777
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: compat-wxPythonGTK2
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tom "spot" Callaway
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-04-07 01:38 UTC by Joel Schaerer
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-04-22 22:17:41 UTC

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Description Joel Schaerer 2006-04-07 01:38:32 UTC
Description of problem:
When importing wx:

  File "/home/schaerer/bin/", line 5, in ?
    from wxPython.wx import *
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/wxPython/", line 20, in ?
    import wxc
ImportError: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: pango_x_get_context

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

 wxPythonGTK2            i386        extras            4.7 M
 compat-wxGTK2           i386       2.4.2-17.fc5     extras            1.7 M
 compat-wxGTK2-gl        i386       2.4.2-17.fc5     extras             19 k

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Import wxPython.wx
2. watch crash

Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2006-04-07 02:37:38 UTC
This is known and in-progress. Can't realistically work on it until after
fudcon, though -- sorry. But I know a lot of people are depending on this so it
_will_ get done soon.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 163440 ***

Comment 2 Joel Schaerer 2006-04-22 18:46:05 UTC
Bug number 163440 has been closed, but the problem is still there. I upgraded to
the latest version in fc5, that is:


and I get the same bug:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/DaVaW/DaVaW/demo/", line 25, in ?
    from   wxPython.wx import *
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/wxPython/", line 20, in ?
    import wxc
ImportError: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: pango_x_get_context

So I'm reopening the bug, I hope it's the right thing to do?

Comment 3 Matthew Miller 2006-04-22 19:04:34 UTC
The latest version of wxPython 2.4.x is compat-wxPythonGTK2-, but
unless you specifically need the old version (which is not maintained upstream),
it is recommended that you use the new wxPython 2.6.x package instead.

The specific bit that's failing there -- just importing things -- should work
fine. It's possible that something else in the code is incompatible, though.
Have you tested that?

Comment 4 Joel Schaerer 2006-04-22 21:51:52 UTC
I'm not sure what you're asking, but yes, I specifically need wxPython 2.4. I'm
trying to run a library that hasn't been ported to the latest wxPython yet.

Since something so simple as the import fails, I suppose there is something
wrong with the package. Have you tested it?

Comment 5 Matthew Miller 2006-04-22 22:17:41 UTC
Yeah, it's a Known Thing that the 2.4.x compat package is broken. See bug #185777.

In fact, I'm going to mark this as a dup of that.

I hadn't actually tried installing the compat package before, so this is the
first that I noticed that installing that breaks *everything*. Urgh.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 185777 ***

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