Exaile wont start

I have to admit I Don’t like Amarok at all, it’s just too clunky. So I installed Exaile (which uses GTK2) from repositories, and everything seemed to go fine. Whenever I start it though, it appears in the tray and the bouncing icon appears for around 30 seconds but then just disappear. Starting it from a Konsole reveals an error:

chris@Caesium:~> exaile
INFO    : Loading Exaile
INFO    : Loading settings...
python: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/gst-0.10/gst/interfaces.so: undefined symbol: gst_stream_volume_format_get_type

What’s going on here?

on openSUSE 11.1 x86_64 there was no problem starting up pitivi… the problem seems to be in something python-ish…
Of course me too, I am interested in what’s going on here, but more even in a possible solution.
TIA people, David

Thank goodness that I’m not the only one looking for a solution!


Definitely seems to be a python related problem. It also affects the Listen program.
The error is
python: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/gst-0.10/gst/interfaces.so: undefined symbol: gst_stream_volume_format_get_type

Seems to be an issue with python gstreamer lib. The problem seems to happen on other platforms besides Opensuse.

Can’t figure out how to tell Opensuse to re-install the app.

I found the solution!

  1. Open up the package manager.
  2. Search for and select package python-gstreamer-0_10
  3. Go into the Versions tab.
  4. Change the vendor from Packman (0.10.17) to openSUSE (0.10.16).
  5. Hit accept and it’s a cakewalk from there.

Perhaps a broken package? Regardless though, I’m happy. :smiley:

Thanks TV-VCR.
That also fixed it for me.

I struggling as well to run Exaile and I receive this error

python: can’t open file ‘/usr/lib/exaile/exaile.py’: [Errno 2] No such file or directory.

I’ll apprieciate any help.

11.3 # ln -s /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/exaile /usr/lib/exaile

Thank you very much. That did the job lol!