gwibber fails if there isn't a genchant spell dict for the locale

Bug #439146 reported by Robert Collins on 2009-09-30
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gwibber (Ubuntu)
Ken VanDine

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gwibber

gwibber fails if there isn't a genchant spell dict for the locale

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Sep 30 14:48:13 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gwibber
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.6
Package: gwibber 2.0.0~bzr449-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/gwibber
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-11.36-generic
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/gwibber']
SourcePackage: gwibber
Title: gwibber crashed with GError in __init__()
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-11-generic x86_64
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip floppy lpadmin netdev plugdev powerdev scanner video

Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :
visibility: private → public
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Foppe Hemminga (foppe) wrote :

Duplicates Bug #472236 and Bug #475032 confirm this bug for gwibber version 2.0.0~bzr476-0ubuntu3.

Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ken VanDine (ken-vandine)
Ricardo Fernández (koshrf) wrote :

Is there any workaround for this bug? like how do I install a "genchant spell dict" for my locale?

This is the error I've been getting:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/gwibber", line 57, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/gwibber/", line 107, in __init__
    self.w = GwibberClient()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/gwibber/", line 190, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/gwibber/", line 262, in setup_ui
    self.input = gwui.Input(self)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/gwibber/", line 395, in __init__
    self.textview = InputTextView(client)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/gwibber/", line 455, in __init__
    self.spell = gtkspell.Spell(self, None)
glib.GError: enchant error for language: es_VE.UTF-8

Ken VanDine (ken-vandine) wrote :

This is fixed in r516 of trunk, which should make it into lucid this week.

Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Fixed as per last comment. If you still face this in the development release please open it again. Thanks for your bug report.

Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
importance: Undecided → Low
affects: ubuntu-dev-tools → gwibber
Changed in gwibber:
status: New → Fix Released
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