[Sugar-devel] Problem installing and running hulahop on ubuntu 8.10

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Fri Sep 4 12:50:24 EDT 2009

On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 18:45, vijit singh<vijitthetopcoder at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am facing problem in installing and running hulahop on ubuntu 8.10. Here
> are the steps taken-
> 1. Firstly, I build the req xulrunner and xpcom libraries, though xulrunner
> was already installed by default, anyways it was upgraded in the process.
> 2. Then, I build the hulahop libraries using the ubuntu synaptics manager.
> 3. However, if I try to import hulahop, here is the error which I get -
> http://pastebin.be/20717 .
> 4. As, the req. library - libpyxpcom.so is already installed in the
> xulrunner package ( I checked it , was present at /usr/lib/xulrunner-
> ), so it seemed that there are some linking problems and thus firstly, I
> tried to adjust the path using the LD_LIBRARY_PATH and the PYTHONPATH
> variables, however they didn't work.

You still get this error if you run this?

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/xulrunner- python -c "import hulahop"



> 5. Then, I copied all the contents of the xulrunner folder ( containing the
> file libpyxpcom.so) to the hulahop folder, so that in this case even if the
> files are not linked properly, the compiler would be able find the req file,
> however still the same error continued.
> 6. So, it seems that the hulahop files which got installed are broken, but I
> have tried installing the hulahop file by this method 3 times, they didn't
> work.
> 7. Is there any other method to build hulahop on ubuntu8.10, the 'sudo
> apt-get ' method will also install the same files I believe, so some other
> method where I can build from the hulahop source itself.
> I will soon be trying it on Fedora also but since currently I am not having
> a Fedora build with me , so the process might just take some time, till then
> kindly give your suggestions about how this problem can be solved.. Also,
> please let me know if I am wrong in any of my steps.
> Regards,
> VIJIT aka sumit
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