[Buildroot] [PATCH v2 1/2] package/python-gobject: depend on python2

aduskett at gmail.com aduskett at gmail.com
Sun Dec 1 18:39:08 UTC 2019

From: Adam Duskett <Aduskett at gmail.com>

Version 2.86.6 of python-gobject is quite old and no longer works with
Python versions > 3.7. When importing a user will recieve the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/gobject/__init__.py", line 26, in
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/glib/__init__.py", line 22, in <module>
SystemError: initialization of _glib raised unreported exception

Because new versions of python-gobject require gobject-introspection, which is
not currently available in Buildroot, add a dependency on python2 to prevent
users from receiving the above error.

Signed-off-by: Adam Duskett <Aduskett at gmail.com>
Changes v1 -> v2:
  - Add missing depends on in the comment section of python-gobject/Config.in

 package/python-gobject/Config.in | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/package/python-gobject/Config.in b/package/python-gobject/Config.in
index 475ff25185..36ddffebb0 100644
--- a/package/python-gobject/Config.in
+++ b/package/python-gobject/Config.in
@@ -3,6 +3,7 @@ config BR2_PACKAGE_PYTHON_GOBJECT
 	depends on BR2_USE_WCHAR # libglib2
 	depends on BR2_TOOLCHAIN_HAS_THREADS # libglib2
 	depends on BR2_USE_MMU # libglib2
+	depends on BR2_PACKAGE_PYTHON # Broken with python 3.8
 	  Python bindings for the GLib/GObject library
@@ -10,5 +11,6 @@ config BR2_PACKAGE_PYTHON_GOBJECT
 comment "python-gobject needs a toolchain w/ wchar, threads"
+	depends on BR2_PACKAGE_PYTHON
 	depends on BR2_USE_MMU

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