Embedded python issue with gtk

Oliver Marks oly at digitaloctave.com
Wed Nov 10 22:38:32 CET 2010

I have already emailed about this issue, but have still not got any

I have reduced the plugin down to its bare minimum it simple loads the
the python interpreter and imports gtk library.

If i do this outside the embedded python it imports and i can use the
gtk library, so why does it not work when embedded i am on ubuntu 10.10
64bit if its a specific issue on this platform.

the code is below or you can get the code with the build system from the
link below, obviously to see the error you need to load the plugin into

I am guessing this is a linking issue just hoping someone can point me
in the right direction.


#include <Python.h>          /* For Python itself. This MUST come first.
#include "geany.h"      /* for the GeanyApp data type */
#include "geanyplugin.h"      /* for the GeanyApp data type */
#include "plugindata.h"     /* this defines the plugin API */

#define PLUGIN_NAME _("Geany Python Test")


/* All plugins must set name, description, version and author. */
PLUGIN_SET_INFO(PLUGIN_NAME, _("Test Python plugin."), _(VERSION),
_("Test Author"))

/* initialise the plugin */
void plugin_init(GeanyData *data){
    printf("Loading the test Python module.\n");
    Py_Initialize();    /* Start the Python interpreter. */
    PyRun_SimpleString("import gtk");

/* Cleanup the plugin when required */
void plugin_cleanup(void){

This is the error i get on loading of the plugin.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 30,
in <module>
    import gobject as _gobject
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/gtk-2.0/gobject/__init__.py", line
26, in <module>
    from glib import spawn_async, idle_add, timeout_add,
timeout_add_seconds, \
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/gtk-2.0/glib/__init__.py", line 22,
in <module>
    from glib._glib import *
ImportError: /usr/lib/libpyglib-2.0-python2.6.so.0: undefined symbol:

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