Subject: Re: ImportError: No module named gconf
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 03/17/2004 20:03:03
On Tue, 16 Mar 2004, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> I am trying to build databases/gramps and I get
> checking Python bindings for GNOME... ok
> checking Python bindings for gconf... Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "conftest.py", line 17, in ?
> import gnome.gconf
> ImportError: No module named gconf
Many hours later I solved this.
Well, I decided to comment out that problem code in the gramps configure
script. So I installed gramps and attempted to run it.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/gramps/gramps.py", line 80, in ?
File "/usr/share/gramps/gramps_main.py", line 45, in ?
ImportError: /usr/lib/libbonobo-activation.so.4: undefined symbol:
Yea! So now I finally had a real error to look at.
I didn't see that symbol defined in ORBit2. So I upgraded from
ORBit2-2.8.2 to ORBit2-2.8.3 but that didn't help. Then I update my
libbonobo-2.4.3 to libbonobo-2.4.3 (same version built from source). But
still no fix.
Then I saw a old file /usr/lib/libORBit-2.so.0.0.0 from September. So did:
sudo rm /usr/lib/libORBit-2.so.0.0.0
sudo ldconfig -v
And all was well.
And now that gconf python module works too.
I spent several hours on this since yesterday. It sure would have been
nice if I had some idea of what the real error message was. Once I
realized that it was "undefined symbol: ORBit_c_stub_invoke" I had this
solved pretty quick.
I guess that I just didn't hit that problem with other software I had been
running since I started updating this system last week.
Jeremy C. Reed
p.s. As for my other issue, I think the dependency_libs in the .la files
still need to be fixed.