software-center returns error

Bug #1173764 reported by Tim Johnson on 2013-04-27
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Debian)
Fix Released
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

1) Ubuntu 13.04
2) tim@tim-desktop:~$ apt-cache policy software-center
  Installed: 5.6.0-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 5.6.0-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 5.6.0-0ubuntu2 0
        500 raring/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
3) I expected Software Center to launch when I clicked the icon in the Unity Launcher. When it did not, I expected it to launch after entering "software-center" in the terminal.
4) On clicking Unity launcher, icon flashed; Software Center did not launch. On trying to start from terminal, the attached error report was generated.
tim@tim-desktop:~$ software-center
2013-04-27 22:14:17,302 - - INFO - setting up proxy 'None'
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 130, in <module>
    app = SoftwareCenterAppGtk3(options, args)
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/", line 291, in __init__
    self.cache = get_pkg_info()
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/db/", line 245, in get_pkg_info
    from softwarecenter.db.pkginfo_impl.aptcache import AptCache
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/db/pkginfo_impl/", line 30, in <module>
    from aptdaemon.client import AptClient
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/", line 70, in <module>
    class MemoizedMixInMeta(MemoizedTransaction, GObject.GObjectMeta):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gi/", line 316, in __getattr__
    return getattr(self._introspection_module, name)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gi/", line 135, in __getattr__
    self.__name__, name))
AttributeError: 'gi.repository.GObject' object has no attribute 'GObjectMeta'

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in software-center (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in software-center (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in software-center (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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