Gnome-control-center Reporting Error '/lib64/libgsttag-1.0.so.0: undefined symbol: gst_element_class_add_static_pad_template'

(Doc ID 2395147.1)

Last updated on MAY 07, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Resolve the errors reported in the /var/log/messages file and/or in the terminal when trying to run the gnome-control-center as well as other gnome utilities (settings, etc) via graphical user mode.

Errors encountered are the following:

[root@hostname]# gnome-control-center
gnome-control-center: symbol lookup error: /lib64/libgsttag-1.0.so.0: undefined symbol: gst_element_class_add_static_pad_template

Under /var/log/messages:

Apr 13 16:05:36 hostname gnome-software-service.desktop: 21:05:36:0496 As failed to rescan: No valid root node specified
Apr 13 16:05:36 hostname gnome-software-service.desktop: 21:05:36:0496 As failed to rescan: No valid root node specified
Apr 13 16:06:23 hostname org.gnome.Shell.desktop: gnome-control-center: symbol lookup error: /lib64/libgsttag-1.0.so.0: undefined symbol: gst_element_class_add_static_pad_template
Apr 13 16:06:36 hostname org.gnome.Shell.desktop: gnome-control-center: symbol lookup error: /lib64/libgsttag-1.0.so.0: undefined symbol: gst_element_class_add_static_pad_template
Apr 13 16:06:57 hostname dbus-daemon: dbus[794]: [system] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.problems' (using servicehelper)
Apr 13 16:06:57 hostname dbus[794]: [system] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.problems' (using servicehelper)
Apr 13 16:06:57 hostname dbus[794]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.freedesktop.problems'

The library itself, libgsttag-1.0.so.0, points back to the package gstreamer1-plugins-base.

gstreamer1-plugins-base-1.10.4-1.el7.x86_64 : GStreamer streaming media framework base plugins
Repo : @ol7_x86_64_latest
Matched from:
Filename : /lib64/libgsttag-1.0.so.0

But the issue is not with this package, so updating the above will still cause the issue to be encountered.

Solution

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