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28th August 2007, 03:54 PM
Hi, I have been using Fedora for a year now and have upgraded from 5 to 6 to 7. I have been able to solve any issues arising but this one has me stumped. I have been having funny issues with Gnome like applications closing when I try to add/open a file and the firewall app won’t open but I will show the worst because I have the error message.

It is system-config-network

Thanks for any help.

It won’t open and shows the following error window:

Component: system-config-network
Version: 1.3.96
Summary: TBa70e87bf
NewInterfaceDialog.py:25:<module>:ImportError: /usr/lib/libgnomeui-2.so.0:
undefined symbol: g_once_init_enter_impl

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/system-config-network-gui", line 142, in main
import netconfpkg.gui.GUI_functions
File "/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/gui/__init__.py",
line 36, in <module>
exec _cmd
File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
line 25, in <module>
import gnome.ui
ImportError: /usr/lib/libgnomeui-2.so.0: undefined symbol:

Local variables in innermost frame:
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28th August 2007, 10:06 PM

Have you tried: yum update system-config-network-tui


29th August 2007, 12:06 AM
I have already tried to remove and reinstall system-config-network.
system-config-network-tui is not a package.
-tui is not a valid option for yum.
-t did nothing.

anyway thanks for trying :)

29th August 2007, 02:45 AM

Sorry. system-config-network-tui is a package on FC6, which is what I use, and it installs system-config-network as part of the package. I guess it's a bit different with F7. And, that was some whopper of an error message. Good luck.


29th August 2007, 04:26 AM
Well to be honest upgrading from any major releases isn't recommended. It can be done but the recommended way is to install from the F7 release CD.......BTW the error looks like a python error which may be contributed to your upgrade route....

29th August 2007, 12:39 PM
I also think it's a python error.
Is there a way to "reload" python?
Without removing gnome also?


29th August 2007, 04:45 PM
Fedora 7 also has system-config-network-tui use that one is in the console mode and does not depend on the X interface.

30th August 2007, 12:43 PM
ajoian, thanks for clarifying this. system-config-network-tui does work, but my wireless controller doesn't show up in it.
Also I still have the python errors.
It seems to me a shortcoming of YUM is the lack of the ability to reinstall packages to repair a broken one, this way you don't have to uninstall/reinstall all the dependencies.

30th August 2007, 01:51 PM
It seems to me a shortcoming of YUM is the lack of the ability to reinstall packages to repair a broken one, this way you don't have to uninstall/reinstall all the dependencies.

rpm -e --nodeps packagename

The above command will remove a package without removing the dependencies. You can then reinstall same package with yum.


11th September 2007, 06:56 AM
Well just to close this topic with the resolution:

I saw the error was in libgnomeui-2.so.0. I checked the version I had installed on my system was libgnomeui-2.19.1-1.fc8 (I assume fc8 stands for fedora 8. How it got I my system I dont know). So I did a rpm -e --nodeps libgnomeui, then a reinstalled libgnomeui and I was back in business.

Thanks all