AttributeError in YAMA: 'list' object has no attribute 'split'

Bug #497787 reported by edfoxx36 on 2009-12-17
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
awn-extras-applets (Ubuntu)
Julien Lavergne

Bug Description

Applet AWN version 0.3.9. The applet "Yet Another Menu Applet" gives me an error with the following traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/awn/extras/", line 1585, in init_start
  File "/usr/share/avant-window-navigator/applets/yama/", line 84, in __init__
  File "/usr/share/avant-window-navigator/applets/yama/", line 112, in build_menu
  File "/usr/share/avant-window-navigator/applets/yama/", line 276, in create_places_submenu
    added |= self.append_awn_desktop(menu, "nautilus-computer")
  File "/usr/share/avant-window-navigator/applets/yama/", line 521, in append_awn_desktop
    item = self.append_menu_item(menu, desktop_entry.getName(), desktop_entry.getIcon(), desktop_entry.getComment())
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/xdg/", line 46, in getName
    return self.get('Name', locale=True)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/xdg/", line 95, in get
    value = gettext.dgettext(self.gettext_domain, self.content[group][key])
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/", line 545, in dgettext
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/", line 493, in translation
    t = _translations.setdefault(key, class_(open(mofile, 'rb')))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/", line 180, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/", line 313, in _parse
    v = v.split(';')
AttributeError: 'list' object has no attribute 'split'

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2009-12-29
Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Invalid
Julien Lavergne (gilir) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report.

Do you still have this problem with the 0.4.0 rc1 version of Awn and Awn-extras ?

You can obtain this version by one of the following ways :
- Using Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) up-to-date.
- Using the Awn-testing PPA ( and installing avant-window-navigator-trunk.
- Using Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) and my PPA (

Thanks in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Changed in awn-extras-applets (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Medium
GroovyMotion (flywaver) wrote :

Just experienced this bug today with AWN version: Avant Window Navigator 0.4.1-rewrite-bzr718-lucid1-1

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2010-06-22
affects: launchpad → null
onox (onox) wrote :

YAMA uses lda instead of xdg's DesktopEntry since awn-extras bzr rev. 1350, so this bug may no longer occur.

Julien Lavergne (gilir) on 2010-08-26
Changed in awn-extras-applets (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Julien Lavergne (gilir)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package awn-extras-applets - 0.4.0+bzr1372-0ubuntu1

awn-extras-applets (0.4.0+bzr1372-0ubuntu1) maverick; urgency=low

  * Sync with Debian
  * New upstream snapshot (LP: #626265)
   - YAMA: use lda instead of xdg for managing desktop files (LP: #497787)
   - Volume: fix crash on high volume value. (LP: #461123)
   - Weather: fix crash on activate_map_cb (LP: #581414)
   - File-browser-launcher: fix crash on mounting LUKS partition (LP: #532848)
   - Feeds: fix crash when getting favicon (LP: #561611)
   - Slickswitcher: Fix division by 0 (LP: #562548)
  * debian/control:
   - Build-depends on libindicator-dev (>= 0.3).
   - Build-depends on libzeitgeist-dev (>= 0.2.2).
   - Recommends python-gtop | python-gnome2-desktop for bandwidth-monitor.
   - Update description for new applets.
  * debian/rules:
   - Pass --with-indicator to enable indicator applet.
   - Remove schemas for desactivated applets.
   - Disable mount applet.
  * debian/awn-applets-c-core.install:
   - Install indicator applet.
   - Install related applet.
  * debian/awn-applets-python-core:
   - Disable mount applet.

awn-extras-applets (0.4.0-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * debian/control:
   - Add depends on python-awn-extras (>= 0.4.0) for all python applets.
     Closes: #589317
   - Fix wrong description for awn-applets-common. Closes: #587632
   - Recommend python-pyinotify for thinkhdaps applet.
   - Use Breaks instead of Replaces and Conflicts when moving files between
     packages to conform to Standards-Version 3.9.0.
   - Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.0.
   - Fix Conflicts for python-awn-extras.
   - Improve short descriptions.
  * debian/pyversions: Build only for python >= 2.5. Thanks Jakub Wilk for the
    patch. Closes: #587964
  * debian/copyright: Remove mention of BSD license in
    /usr/share/common-licenses to conform to Standards-Version 3.9.0.

awn-extras-applets (0.4.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Urgency set to medium to close RC bug.
  * debian/control:
   - Add Conflicts/Replaces between python-awn-extras and python-awnlib, all
     files from python-awnlib was moved into python-awn-extras.
     (Closes: #586744).

awn-extras-applets (0.4.0-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
   - Catch error in weather applet (LP: #359668)
   - Stack applet close on click (LP: #261520)
   - Close cairo-menu after a click (LP: #511256)
   - Fix crash of awn-system-monitor (LP: #545164)
   - Fix crash when removing a volume >1 or adding volume >1 or using prefs
     while > 1 volumes is present (LP: #556175)
   - Fix crash of media-control when Rhythmbox quit (LP: #558463)
   - Fix crash of file-browser-launcher when there is no .gtk-bookmarks
     (LP: #551119)
  * Update applets location:
   - Plugger, Filebrowser, Trasher, DesktopManager, Lastfm, Meebo, Digg, Pynot,
     RTM applets removed.
   - Sysmon, Bandwidth-monitor, Dialect, Hardware sensors, YAMA, Slickswitcher
     applets added
   - Separator applet move to Awn package.
   - Trash applet replaced by Garbage applet.
   - Arss applet replaced by Feeds applet.
   - Showdesktop applet move from python-core to c-core.
   - Digital Clock applet mov...


Changed in awn-extras-applets (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2011-11-11
no longer affects: null
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