ImportError: /usr/lib/wxPython/lib/ undefined symbol: _gtk_accel_group_detach

Wes Shull wes at
Thu Mar 25 00:14:27 UTC 2004

Ralf Sigmund <sigmund at> wrote:

> I have been trying to install wx-python on my current installation of 
> Fedora Core 1.9 as I have done it before several times.
> ImportError: /usr/lib/wxPython/lib/ undefined 
> symbol: _gtk_accel_group_detach

You should follow the list; I mentioned this just a few days ago (in a 
thread about BitTorrent, which uses wxPython).  Currently wxGtk is using 
private Gtk symbols that they're not supposed to, which Gtk stopped 
exporting recently.  See:

As for a remedy...
a) stop using libraries from people that do dumb things in their code ;-) 
b) downgrade gtk, and everything else that requires the current version.  
Not my idea of fun.

Myself, I've gone with option a for the moment. 

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