With rhytmbox-0.12.2 the old "tray icon" plugin (made in python) is gone and replaced by one written in C using GTK+, and this broke with -z now in much the same way as evolution currently is borken (bug #141448).
The plugin simply fails to load until you with rebind weakens some symbols.
(rhythmbox:23659): Rhythmbox-WARNING **: /usr/lib64/rhythmbox/plugins/status-icon/libstatus-icon.so: undefined symbol: notify_init
(rhythmbox:23659): Rhythmbox-WARNING **: Could not load plugin status-icon
(rhythmbox:23659): Rhythmbox-WARNING **: Error, impossible to activate plugin 'Status Icon'
please try 0.12.2-r1
See gst-python/files/gst-python-0.10.9-lazy.patch which is for hardened as well, and for anyone using znow in flags. Just saying, for example. It needs autoreconf, I tried doing this the append-ldflags way, but vapier was very much against it.
Please try 0.12.2; it changes linking for plugins completely. Let us know if that still fails.
0.12.2-r1 compiled and tested. No issues with the tray-icon or its plugin.
@xake can we close this bug as fixed?
I think so, AFAICR this has not been an issue for some time.