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Bug 351915 - app-emulation/virtualbox-bin-4.0.0-r1: doesn't load
Summary: app-emulation/virtualbox-bin-4.0.0-r1: doesn't load
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Patrick Lauer
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-01-17 14:47 UTC by Francisco J. Vazquez
Modified: 2015-02-20 08:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Francisco J. Vazquez 2011-01-17 14:47:43 UTC
The module included in virtualbox-bin-4.0.0-r1 doesn't load, so the python bindings don't work. It seems related to usc4 and usc2 unicode support:

fran@phenom ~ $ PYTHONPATH=/opt/VirtualBox/ python
Python 2.7.1 (r271:86832, Jan 17 2011, 15:13:38) 
[GCC 4.5.2] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> __import__("VBoxPython2_7")
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ImportError: /opt/VirtualBox/ undefined symbol: PyUnicodeUCS2_AsUTF16String

I tried compiling python-2.7 with usc2 AND usc4 support by changing the ebuild from this:

echo "--enable-unicode=ucs4" || echo "--enable-unicode=ucs2"

to this:

echo "--enable-unicode=ucs4" && echo "--enable-unicode=ucs2"

but then I get an undefined symbol in /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gtk-2.0/glib/ Recompiling pygobject does not help in this case.

virtualbox-4.0.0-r1 (OSE) does not have this problem.

Reproducible: Always