Bug#839224: python-systemd: "undefined symbol" error on armhf

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Fri Sep 30 13:24:57 BST 2016

Am 30.09.2016 um 12:39 schrieb Patrick Scharrenberg:
> Package: python-systemd
> Version: 232-1~bpo8+1
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> when trying to import JournalHandler on arm architecture I get the following error:
>   root at raspbian:~# python -c "from systemd.journal import JournalHandler"
>   Traceback (most recent call last):
>     File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
>     File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/systemd/journal.py", line 34, in <module>
>       from ._reader import (_Reader, NOP, APPEND, INVALIDATE,
>   ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/systemd/_reader.arm-linux-gnueabihf.so: undefined symbol: sd_journal_open_files_fd


> Versions of packages python-systemd depends on:
> ii  libc6        2.19-18+deb8u6
> ii  libsystemd0  215-17+deb8u5

I guess we should bump the Build-Depends on libsystemd-dev to (>= 230)
to ensure we build against a version with the new API. The version in
stable was built against v215. Maybe we should build it against the bpo

I wonder if building against older versions, like v215, is supposed to
work. Zbigniew?

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