Not able to start OpenShot on Fedora39 - Gives Traceback

I got inspired by thanks to @x3mboy for creating it :slight_smile:

Hence I wanted to give it a try with OpenShot video editor. I was able to install it using Linux (64-bit AppImage) on Fedora Linux 39 but unfortunately I am not able to start it.

It gives me Traceback -
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/cx_Freeze/initscripts/”, line 40, in run
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/cx_Freeze/initscripts/”, line 37, in run
File “openshot_qt/”, line 55, in
from PyQt5.QtWidgets import QApplication
ImportError: /tmp/.mount_gearlecnRkgF/usr/bin/ version `GLIBC_2.35’ not found (required by /lib64/
Any help will be really great.
NOTE: No permission issue with executable.

Additionally, if someone can advise me a good opensource video editing app which works nicely with Fedora. I would really appreciate that.

That’s classic AppImage breakage, not sure why they’re bundling libm … OpenShot AppImage not starting / glibc error · Issue #5182 · OpenShot/openshot-qt · GitHub

I don’t know anything about OpenShot specifically, but the flatpak from Flathub should work.


Thanks @chrisawi will try.

I cannot be certain this is the issue, but it would appear that package is using python 3.8 while F39 has python 3.12 installed and there are noticeable differences. A lot of things that worked well between 3.8 & 3.11 have problems with 3.12 being installed.

There also is a comment there about GLIBC_2.35 and F39 runs glibc version 2.38, which appears to be the actual breakage…

Shotcut ! I’ve been using it since F31 -ish. . . IMO the best of the bunch for video editing.

Thank you, I will give it a try since OpenShot is not ready to start for me :frowning:


Hi @amsharma

First, thanks for the mention to my talk on the Creative Summit. I’ve always used openshot from rpm, but last time I try the flatpak version and it works flawlessly.

Give it a try to the flatpak version, or just go plain on the rpm version.

Hope you can try it, it’s an awesome piece of software.