[Freewx-maint] Bug#773635: python-wxgtk2.8: WXU_2.8 not defined: Cannot run apps that use wxPython 2.8

Jordan Irwin antumdeluge at gmail.com
Sun Dec 21 10:22:35 UTC 2014

Package: python-wxgtk2.8
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

I have an application that I develop that used wxPython. Currently my app
supports both version 2.8 and 3.0 of wxPython/wxWidgets. However, when
trying to run my app on Debian using 2.8 I get the following error:

ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/wx-2.8-gtk2-unicode/wx/_gdi_.so:
symbol _ZTV14wxGraphicsPath, version WXU_2.8 not defined in file
libwx_gtk2u_core-2.8.so.0 with link time reference

I was curious if only my application was affected so I went into the source
code of an application from the Debian repository that uses wxPython. In
this case I used drPython. By default drPython will use the newest version of
wxPython (I believe). drPython started up fine as it was using wxPython 3.0
by default. However, I changed its code and forced it to use version 2.8.
Once I did that I received the same error output as above.

I believe that this is a problem with the build of wxpython2.8 on Debian.
I do not know if the main problem lies upstream.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages python-wxgtk2.8 depends on:
ii  libc6             2.19-13
ii  libgcc1           1:4.9.2-9
ii  libstdc++6        4.9.2-9
ii  libwxbase2.8-0
ii  libwxgtk2.8-0
ii  python            2.7.8-2
ii  python-wxversion

python-wxgtk2.8 recommends no packages.

Versions of packages python-wxgtk2.8 suggests:
pn  editra          <none>
pn  wx2.8-doc       <none>
pn  wx2.8-examples  <none>

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