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ntfs-config crashed with OSError in __init__(): [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/etc/hal/fdi/policy

Reported by jess1313 on 2010-09-03
This bug affects 177 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ntfs-config (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
ntfs-config (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
Maverick
Undecided
Unassigned
Natty
Undecided
Unassigned
Oneiric
Undecided
Unassigned
Precise
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ntfs-config

Upon attempting to open NTFS tool it immediately closed and generated crash report.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: ntfs-config 1.0.1-3ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-19.28-generic 2.6.35.3
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-19-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Sep 2 21:38:57 2010
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/ntfs-config
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Beta amd64 (20100901.1)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.6
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python2.6 -OOt /usr/bin/ntfs-config
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/ntfs-config']
SourcePackage: ntfs-config
Title: ntfs-config crashed with OSError in __init__()
UserGroups:

jess1313 (jess-simpson1313) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
tags: added: bugpattern-needed
Changed in ntfs-config (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
visibility: private → public
summary: - ntfs-config crashed with OSError in __init__()
+ ntfs-config crashed with OSError in __init__(): [Errno 2] No such file
+ or directory: '/etc/hal/fdi/policy

apt-get install hal

Changed in ntfs-config (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

That's a workaround not a fix. Settin back to triaged.

Changed in ntfs-config (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Triaged

This is a year old and still hasn't been fixed.

Another workaround is to paste in this command:

sudo mkdir -p /etc/hal/fdi/policy

The problem is that when it crashes now in Natty, there is no error message unless you launch the application from the terminal... it simply asks for your password and then disappears.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

The root cause of this is that ntfs-config has a dependency on hal.

tags: removed: bugpattern-needed
tags: added: bugpattern-written
Changed in ntfs-config (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Chris Jones (jones-home) wrote :

I got this just on automatic background mount shortly after rebooting and logging in. Was rebooting after todays updates at 14h15 GMT.

Klezkk (klezkk) wrote :

Problem showing on a random basis upon opening.

Shaikailash (steve-doc-brown) wrote :

I have the same problem on Kubuntu 11.10 64bit freshly installed. It's really serious, many users are in panic without this tool!

Aditya (meta1729) wrote :

Installing hal solved the problem here.
How about adding hal as a dependency in the metadata of ntfs-config package?

Joe Barker (joeb454) wrote :

You shouldn't need to install hal - as far as I'm aware you just need to create the directory as noted by aysiu in a previous comment - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntfs-config/+bug/629246/comments/4

Josh (majik) wrote :

If that's the case I shouldn't need to create the directory either.

Changed in ntfs-config (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
Leo Iannacone (l3on) on 2012-01-25
Changed in ntfs-config (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: nobody → Leo Iannacone (l3on)
Leo Iannacone (l3on) on 2012-01-26
Changed in ntfs-config (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: Leo Iannacone (l3on) → nobody
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ntfs-config - 1.0.1-10
Sponsored for Leo Iannacone (l3on)

---------------
ntfs-config (1.0.1-10) unstable; urgency=low

  * QA upload.
  * Set maintainer to the QA group
  * ntfs-config doesn't support kfreebsd-*, yet. Limiting architectures to
    linux-any. For details please see #651296.
  * Drop build-depends on libhal-dev and libhal-storage-dev, as they are
    not needed (Closes: #615210)
  * Ship emtpy directory /etc/hal/fdi/policy; ntfs-config tries to add
    config files there, if available (but also works, if hal is not used)
    (Closes: #596782, #573348)
  * Call dh_python2 instead of dh_python as suggested by lintian
  * Bump standards to 3.9.2 (no further changes needed)

 -- Alexander Reichle-Schmehl <email address hidden> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:45:50 +0100

Changed in ntfs-config (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Leo Iannacone (l3on) on 2012-01-27
Changed in ntfs-config (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ntfs-config (Ubuntu Natty):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ntfs-config (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: New → Confirmed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2012-01-27
Changed in ntfs-config (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in ntfs-config (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in ntfs-config (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Can you please reupload that SRU with reverting the build dependency change? That's not quite appropriate for an SRU, as it might change existing behaviour.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

There is little point SRUing this for maverick now. It's EOL in two months, this isn't a very important bug, and it has survived with this bug for most of its lifetime.

Changed in ntfs-config (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: In Progress → Won't Fix
dino99 (9d9) wrote :
Changed in ntfs-config (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: In Progress → Invalid
Changed in ntfs-config (Ubuntu Natty):
status: In Progress → Invalid
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