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Subject: Re: [xsl] ImportError when importing etree from lxml
From: "Carlos Araya carlos.araya@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:11:23 -0000


LibXslt is calling the version of libxml it was compiled against, which is not
always the one installed on your system. When working with libraries you need
to be careful with updates as they may break things like they did on your

To test try running

xsltproc --version

Which should tell you the versions the different libraries were compiled

My guess is that you'll have to upgrade libxslt so that it matches your
installed version of libxml

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> On Jul 14, 2014, at 12:51 PM, Scott Young sjyoung@xxxxxxx
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to run the python module lxml (in order to run python-docx).  I
can import lxml okay, but whenever I try to import etree from lxml, I get an
> ImportError: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxslt.so.1: symbol xmlBufUse,
version   LIBXML2_2.9.0 not defined in file libxml2.so.2 with link time
> Here is my configuration information:
> - Python 2.7.6 running with Enthought Canopy.
> - Ubuntu 14.04 on VMWare Worstation 10.
> - lxml 3.3.5
> - libxml2 2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu4
> - libxslt1 1.1.28-2build1
> It seems that the xslt library is calling for version 2.9.0 of libxml2, but
I'm not sure why, because it appears that 2.9.1 has been out for a while.  I
also cannot tell for sure whether this is a problem with lxml, libxslt, or
libxml2.  I posted to the lxml list, and they didn't have any solutions, so I
am now trying xslt.
> Any guidance or suggestions would be appreciated!  Thank you!
> Thanks,
> Scott
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