import causes EOFError: EOF read where not expected

Bug #1029683 reported by Miguel on 2012-07-26
This bug affects 4 people
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Bug Description

runing this comand in terminal: ubuntu-drivers devices

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: ubuntu-drivers-common 1:0.2.68 [modified: var/lib/ubuntu-drivers-common/last_gfx_boot]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-6.6-generic 3.5.0
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-6-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
ApportVersion: 2.4-0ubuntu5
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Jul 26 23:56:08 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/ubuntu-drivers
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python3.2mu
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python3.2 /usr/bin/ubuntu-drivers
 PATH=(custom, no user)
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/ubuntu-drivers']
SourcePackage: ubuntu-drivers-common
Title: ubuntu-drivers crashed with EOFError in __main__: EOF read where not expected
 Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/bin/ubuntu-drivers", line 20, in <module>
     import UbuntuDrivers.detect
 EOFError: EOF read where not expected
 Error: command ['ubuntu-drivers', 'debug'] failed with exit code 1: Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/bin/ubuntu-drivers", line 20, in <module>
     import UbuntuDrivers.detect
 EOFError: EOF read where not expected
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-02-20 (157 days ago)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

Miguel (xadrezmiguelpires) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Changed in ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Can you still reproduce this on current Quantal? This sounds like a strange Python bug or hard disk error, etc. If "ubuntu-drivers devices" still crashes, please attach /var/log/kern.log after the crash.

Does this command work or crash?

  python3 -c 'import UbuntuDrivers.detect'

If it crashes, please do

 python3 -vc 'import UbuntuDrivers.detect' 2> /tmp/python3-debug

and attach /tmp/python3-debug here.

visibility: private → public
Changed in ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
David Planella (dpm) wrote :

I've been bitten by this bug too, attaching the requested output.

To give some more context, the update process froze halfway through (no mouse input, no tty, no ssh possible) and had to do a hard reboot and resume the upgrade process manually.

Changed in ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

From your log I see that this happens from various places, like "import apt", "import xml.dom" (which comes with python3.2 by default), etc. I have no idea what could happen there, though :-(

summary: - ubuntu-drivers crashed with EOFError in __main__: EOF read where not
- expected
+ import causes EOFError: EOF read where not expected
affects: ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu) → python3.2 (Ubuntu)
Matthias Klose (doko) wrote :

this is nothing python specific. Find all files where the md5sum doesn't match the one in /var/lib/dpkg/info.
Or maybe just look for files with size 0. and reinstall these packages.
Maybe this kind of check should be run automatically after a crash/hard reboot.

affects: python3.2 (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
David Planella (dpm) wrote :

I managed to fix it by a mixture of clearing the apt cache, reinstalling python3 and python3-minimal, and deleting all .pyc files python complained about when doing the imports.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Edvinas (ikonitas) wrote :
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Hey I am getting thise erorr by trying to run software-properties-gtk

edvinas@ed:~ $ software-center
2012-11-10 16:56:46,038 - - INFO - setting up proxy 'None'
2012-11-10 16:56:46,045 - softwarecenter.db.database - INFO - open() database: path=None use_axi=True use_agent=True
2012-11-10 16:56:46,821 - - WARNING - Could not get usefulness from server, no username in config file
2012-11-10 16:56:46,879 - - INFO - show_available_packages: search_text is '', app is None.
2012-11-10 16:56:46,882 - softwarecenter.db.pkginfo_impl.aptcache - INFO -
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/db/pkginfo_impl/", line 257, in open
    self._cache = apt.Cache(progress)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/", line 102, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/", line 149, in open
SystemError: E:Opening /etc/apt/sources.list.d/private-ppa.launchpad.net_commercial-ppa-uploaders_ryzom_ubuntu.list - ifstream::ifstream (13: Permission denied)
2012-11-10 16:56:50,021 - softwarecenter.db.enquire - ERROR - _get_estimate_nr_apps_and_nr_pkgs failed
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/db/", line 115, in _get_estimate_nr_apps_and_nr_pkgs
    tmp_matches = enquire.get_mset(0, len(self.db), None, xfilter)
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/db/", line 89, in __call__
    if (not pkgname in self.cache and
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/db/pkginfo_impl/", line 277, in __contains__
    return self._cache.__contains__(k)
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute '__contains__'
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 182, in <module>
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/", line 1387, in run
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/", line 1325, in show_available_packages
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/session/", line 151, in set_active_view
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/", line 173, in init_view
    self.cache, self.db, self.icons, self.apps_filter)
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/", line 80, in __init__
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/", line 324, in build
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/", line 119, in _build_homepage_view
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/", line 253, in _append_whats_new
    whats_new_cat = self._update_whats_new_content()
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/", line 238, in _update_wha...


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