gnome-app-install crashed with error in __init__()

Bug #177973 reported by miked on 2007-12-21
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-app-install (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-app-install

not sure why it crashed

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Sep 22 05:15:08 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-app-install
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.5
Package: gnome-app-install 0.4.13-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/gnome-app-install --mime-type=application/x-ms-dos-executable file:///media/cdrom0/start.exe /media/cdrom0/start.exe
ProcCwd: /root
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/gnome-app-install', '--mime-type=application/x-ms-dos-executable', 'file:///media/cdrom0/start.exe', '/media/cdrom0/start.exe']
SourcePackage: gnome-app-install
Title: gnome-app-install crashed with error in __init__()
Uname: Linux Ubuntu704Tribe5Alt 2.6.22-12-generic #1 SMP Sun Sep 23 18:11:30 GMT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

miked (miked11) wrote :
miked (miked11) wrote :

changed status from private to public
hope this helps make it easier for everyone to see and fix

Albert Damen (albrt) wrote :

As this bug occurred in a pre-release version of Gutsy, can you please advise if this is still a problem?

Changed in gnome-app-install:
status: New → Incomplete
miked (miked11) wrote :

root@Ubuntu704Tribe5Alt:~# cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 7.10 \n \l


miked (miked11) wrote :

added info

Changed in gnome-app-install:
status: Incomplete → New
knarf (launchpad-ubuntu-f) wrote :

This just greeted me when I wasn't doing anything gnome-app-install related in a freshly updated Jaunty... As I don't even use gnome-app-install I haven't got a clue as to what set this off...

knarf (launchpad-ubuntu-f) wrote :

$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu jaunty (development branch)"

$ date
Thu Jan 15 16:30:55 CET 2009

just upgraded...

$ apt-cache policy gnome-app-install
  Installed: 0.5.12-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.5.12-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.5.12-0ubuntu1 0
        500 jaunty/main Packages
        500 jaunty/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

knarf (launchpad-ubuntu-f) wrote :

Just got another one of these. There seem to be two problems here, one of them being gnome-app-install crashing when some background command malfunctions as happened here. GAI tried to install some gstreamer codec:

gstreamer-codec-install --transient-for=79691807 'gstreamer|0.10|rhythmbox-metadata|application/x-tar decoder|decoder-application/x-tar'

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/gstreamer-codec-install", line 30, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/AppInstall/", line 470, in main
    style = CodecSearchActivationStyle(options, args)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/AppInstall/", line 149, in __init__
    SearchActivationStyle.__init__(self, 'codec', options)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/AppInstall/", line 107, in __init__
    self._db =, 'rfu')
gdbm.error: (2, 'No such file or directory')

OK, that went wrong. These things happen, but GAI should not crash...

Now to find the root cause of the gstreamer bug...

Scott (scott3091) wrote :

user@host:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu karmic (development branch)"

user@host:~$ gnome-app-install
/usr/share/gnome-app-install/AppInstall/ RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_button_newly_close_clicked'
/usr/share/gnome-app-install/AppInstall/ RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_button_newly_more_clicked'
WARNING: can not get name for '<atk.NoOpObject object at 0xa4d357c (AtkNoOpObject at 0xa62bac8)>'
WARNING: can not get name for '<atk.NoOpObject object at 0xa4d3874 (AtkNoOpObject at 0x9c40190)>'
WARNING: can not get name for '<atk.NoOpObject object at 0xa4d3eb4 (AtkNoOpObject at 0x9c40000)>'
WARNING: can not get name for '<atk.NoOpObject object at 0xa4d416c (AtkNoOpObject at 0xa631678)>'
/usr/share/gnome-app-install/AppInstall/ DeprecationWarning: Use the new widget gtk.Tooltip
  self.tooltips = gtk.Tooltips()
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/gnome-app-install", line 30, in <module>
  File "/usr/share/gnome-app-install/AppInstall/", line 486, in main
    app = AppInstallApp(options, style)
  File "/usr/share/gnome-app-install/AppInstall/", line 157, in __init__
    self.search_entry = SearchEntry(self.icons)
  File "/usr/share/gnome-app-install/AppInstall/widgets/", line 51, in __init__
gio.Error: Error opening file: No such file or directory

My error is slightly different than the one in the previous comment and it started today after applying all updates.

user@host:~$ apt-cache policy gnome-app-install
  Version table:
 *** 0
        500 karmic/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

user@host:~$ date
Fri Sep 4 16:16:22 EDT 2009

Changed in gnome-app-install (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium

Can you reproduce this bug with a supported Ubuntu version? Thank you!

Changed in gnome-app-install (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-app-install (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-app-install (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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