[gutsy/OOo] Importing pyuno raises SystemError: dynamic module not initialized properly -> Bibus doesn't start

Bug #139077 reported by lacarpe on 2007-09-12
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #132583: python-uno can't be imported. Edit Remove
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openoffice.org2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: openoffice.org2

Bibus is a program that connects to OOo-Writer via phyton-uno-bridge. This doesn't work with the OOo that comes along with gutsy tribe5 (OOo version 2.3 from Sept 12th 2007).

When I start bibus the start fails and I get this message:

lacarpe@pc:~$ bibus
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/bibus", line 142, in <module>
    Bibus = Bibus()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/wx-2.6-gtk2-unicode/wx/_core.py", line 7700, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/wx-2.6-gtk2-unicode/wx/_core.py", line 7352, in _BootstrapApp
    return _core_.PyApp__BootstrapApp(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/bin/bibus", line 127, in OnInit
  File "/usr/share/bibus/FirstStart/FirstStart.py", line 118, in Run
    import uno
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/uno.py", line 37, in <module>
    import pyuno
SystemError: dynamic module not initialized properly

It seems to be be the same problem/solution as here:

Confirming. The package python-uno seems broken on gutsy, updated as of today, september 22.

To reproduce on commandline:

$ python
Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Sep 11 2007, 23:45:37)
[GCC 4.1.3 20070831 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.2-16ubuntu1)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import uno
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/uno.py", line 37, in <module>
    import pyuno
SystemError: dynamic module not initialized properly

Changed in openoffice.org2:
status: New → Confirmed
kikvors (kikvors) wrote :

Have same issue, same outputs.

All Yours (sjy22kr) wrote :

I have same problem here.

kikvors (kikvors) wrote :

Temporary fix for those who can not wait for a solution

A. Install checkinstall

B.Download the source files:


C. Assuming default paths to python and OpenOffice and logged in as su type the following:

checkinstall make -f Setup/Makefile DESTDIR=/usr/local python=/usr/bin/python oopath=/usr/lib/openoffice/program install

Now it should work.

All Yours (sjy22kr) wrote :

run the following will solve the problem:

sudo ldconfig -v /usr/lib/openoffice/program

The ldconfig line from All Yours lets me import the library without any errors.

Gabriel de Perthuis (g2p) wrote :

Thanks for the tip.

ldd -r /usr/lib/openoffice/program/libpyuno.so /usr/lib/openoffice/program/pythonloader.uno.so

would give missing dependencies before running All yours's command.

Stefan Lechner (lechner-stefan) wrote :

This bug is still existing in the final version of gutsy (at least in amd64-version). I have to repeat All your's command every few days, is that normal?

Orwen Starker (mxs5jaa9fqnom27) wrote :

Same problem (and solution) here with neely upgraded gutsy.

Doing some pretty heavy python/uno dev on a daily basis I have to fix the problem almost _every_ day ... a fix would be nice ;-)


Steffen F. (kasymir) wrote :

Same thing, each time before I start Bibus I have to run All Yours' workaround...
Thanks for that ;-)

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