[MASTER] ubufox cannot install Firefox plugins on Karmic

Bug #423438 reported by Ronnie on 2009-09-02
This bug affects 95 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apturl (Ubuntu)
ubufox (Ubuntu)
Micah Gersten

Bug Description

apturl changed from python script to shell script
ubufox calls apturl as a python script

Binary package hint: apturl

I think apturl crashed when try to install missing plugins (Adobe Flash Player) in firefox

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Sep 2 23:54:28 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/apturl
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.6
Package: apturl-common 0.4.0ubuntu4
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/apturl apt:flashplugin-installer?section=multiverse?section=universe
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-9.29-generic
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/apturl', 'apt:flashplugin-installer?section=multiverse?section=universe']
SourcePackage: apturl
Title: apturl crashed with SyntaxError in unknown()
 File "/usr/bin/apturl", line 3
      if [ "$KDE_FULL_SESSION" = "true" ] && [ -x /usr/bin/apturl-kde ]; then
  SyntaxError: invalid syntax
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-9-generic x86_64
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

Ronnie (ronnie.vd.c) wrote :
visibility: private → public
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Changed in apturl (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Harald Sitter (apachelogger)
Ken Richards (kenrichards) wrote :


toobuntu (toobuntu) on 2009-09-05
Changed in apturl (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Hellsgator (hellsgate) wrote :

same here. crash.

rowez (info-rowez) wrote :

also crashes in i386 karmic

Soren Hansen (soren) wrote :

I have no clue why it happens, but the problem is that something is calling on python to interpret /usr/bin/apturl, which is a shell script..

Soren Hansen (soren) wrote :

It seems to be the AptInstaller class in the ubufox package that unconditionally calls python. Since apturl isn't a python program (anymore?), this should probably change.

Simon Charette (charettes) wrote :

Same crash when attempting to install adobe flash from firefox.

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

There is enough information for a developer to start work on this now. Apparently apturl changed from a python script to a shell script and ubufox should be updated to call it properly. Please report any other issues you may find. Thanks!

Changed in ubufox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-9.10-beta
status: New → Triaged
Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2009-09-07
description: updated
Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2009-09-07
Changed in ubufox (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Alexander Sack (asac)
Celtiore (infos-celtiore) wrote :

i have try to install adobe flash plugin with firefox, and apturl crash .....

xlin (xlin) wrote :

same circumstance - happened when trying to install adobe flash player

Same thing -- tried installing adobe flash player.

blakamin (blakamin) wrote :


Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Closing apturl task since this needs to be fixed in ubufox.

Changed in apturl (Ubuntu):
assignee: Harald Sitter (apachelogger) → nobody
status: Confirmed → Invalid

Just in case it matters:

My crash happened while attempting to install java6-plugin

AaronSharpe (ubuntu-a-sharpe) wrote :

Crashed for me while trying to install the java iced tea firefox plugin thing.

Dave Morley (davmor2) wrote :

Crashed trying to install swfdec.

This is on iso dated 20090914.2

Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2009-09-15
summary: - apturl crashed with SyntaxError in unknown()
+ [MASTER] ubufox cannot install Firefox plugins on Karmic
Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2009-09-15
Changed in ubufox (Ubuntu):
assignee: Alexander Sack (asac) → Micah Gersten (micahg)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubufox - 0.8~b1-0ubuntu1

ubufox (0.8~b1-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  New upstream release 0.8b1 fixes:
  * fix: LP: #365965 - installing firefox pulls in ubufox and all gnome depends
    through apturl; we add alternative Depends on apturl-kde to make ubufox kde
    - update debian/control
  * fix LP: #423438 - ubufox can't use apturl on karmic; honour shebang by
    calling command directly rather than the python interpreter. Thx to Micah
    Gersten who provided the upstream fix.
    - update content/pluginInstallerService.js
  * fix LP: #403581 - restart required notification and button not shown
    in ffox 3.5; support multiple versions of in updateRestart.js; we use runtime
    application info from extIApplication.version
    - update content/updateRestart.js
  * fix LP: #411222 - restart required notification should be shown with
    less delay; checking for restart notification every 5 seconds (was 10 before) now
    - update content/updateRestart.js
  * fix LP: #429937 - plugin alternative wizard not available if there is no
    plugin content detected; don't disable "Manage Content Addons" initially;
    the dialog even makes sense if there is plugin content used atm.
    - update content/ubuntuAltpluginsOverlay.xul
  * fix LP: #399229 - update ubufox strings from 9.04 to 9.10 in various places
    + update releasenotes url in locale/*/ubufox.properties
    + update HOMEPAGE_ONLINE in startpage.html
    + update plugin finder service database url in ubufox-pfs.js
    + update gethelp and translate urls in overlay.js
    + update execute command to use firefox rather than firefox-3.0 in overlay.js
    + include karmic sources in plugin db creation
      - add pfs/db/sources.list.9.10
  * support firefox 3.6 and 3.7 restart required feature and set maxVersion
    to 3.7.*
    - update content/updateRestart.js
    - update install.rdf

 -- Alexander Sack <email address hidden> Tue, 15 Sep 2009 12:18:32 +0200

Changed in ubufox (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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