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Old 06-14-2010, 02:10 AM   #1
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Post glib error while installing patch: symbol lookup error undefined symbol: g_dgettext

I am having a SUSE 11 64bit machine. In an attempt to install bunch of rpms I got following error
usr/bin/gconftool-2: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/ undefined symbol: g_dgettext

following is the output of ldd command

$> ldd -r /usr/lib64/ => (0x00007fff9adfe000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007f1392860000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007f139265c000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007f1392456000) => /lib64/ (0x00007f139224d000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007f139202c000) => /lib64/ (0x00007f1391e13000) => /lib64/ (0x00007f1391bd5000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007f1391990000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007f13916ca000) => /lib64/ (0x00007f13914ae000) => /lib64/ (0x00007f1391155000) => /lib64/ (0x00007f1390f50000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007f1390d20000)
/lib64/ (0x00007f1392d45000)

It doesn't point to any problem.
Further investigation led me to the fact the there are two copies of, one in /usr/lib64/ and the other in /usr/lib/ (64 bit and 32 bit respectively)

These are the output of nm commands of these files

$> nm -D /usr/lib/ | grep g_dgettext
0005a030 T g_dgettext
$> nm -D /usr/lib64/ | grep g_dgettext
00000000000598c0 T g_dgettext

What could be the problem of this symbol collision. By the way, I am using yum to install a long list of rpms and this error is given by yum install.

Last edited by mthakare; 06-14-2010 at 02:12 AM.
Old 06-14-2010, 05:01 AM   #2
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That's a good one. I would rebuild the rpm database, and split the list and try to narrow this down. We don't even know for sure it's a 32 bit or 64 bit error from what you have given us.


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