Slidewall doesn't start

Bug #1208931 reported by Alessandro Calabrese
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Bug Description

Ubuntu 13.04

I've installed Slidewall as reported in website updating ppa and installing via apt-get

but program doesn't start.

When started in terminal typing

slidewall --verbose

appears as follows:

slidewall --verbose
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/slidewall", line 46, in <module>
    import slidewall
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/slidewall/", line 25, in <module>
    from slidewall import SlidewallWindow
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/slidewall/", line 25, in <module>
    from slidewall_lib import Window
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/slidewall_lib/", line 21, in <module>
    from .Window import Window
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/slidewall_lib/", line 22, in <module>
    from slidewall_engine import wallbase
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/slidewall_engine/", line 3, in <module>
    from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
ImportError: No module named bs4


tags: added: python-bs4 slidewall
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Eivar Montenegro (e.mont01) wrote :

I had the same problem in my Ubuntu 13.04 Linux 3.8.0-27-generic x86_64

Long story short:
I solved this problem installing python-bs4 as follows:
sudo apt-get install python-bs4 python-bs4-doc

Long story:
I tried instructions in this two sites:

Whe running in a console "slidewall --verbose" the following stacktrace is shown:

According to some documentation in [1] and [2] python-bs4 can be installed using this command:
sudo apt-get install python-bs4

I ended up also installing the doc package, just in case I need that documentation later:
sudo apt-get install python-bs4 python-bs4-doc

Is you want to see the full console output see here:


Revision history for this message (fioan89) wrote :

Yes, I was aware of this problem. The thing is, I can't figure why Ubuntu is not installing this dependency when Slidewall is installed. I don't have any problem with other dependencies, only with this one.

Changed in slidewall:
status: New → Confirmed
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Coeur Noir (coeur-noir) wrote :

I have downloaded the .deb from launchpad to try to install slidewall under ubuntu 13.10 and... worked, using gDebi, which warned about pyhton-bs4, downloaded it end then installed.

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