software-center crashed with TypeError in __init__()

Bug #523822 reported by Ravneet on 2010-02-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

no..........further information

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Feb 18 19:27:34 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/software-center/software-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100113)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.6
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: software-center 1.1.12
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/software-center
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-13.18-generic
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/software-center']
SourcePackage: software-center
Title: software-center crashed with TypeError in __init__()
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-13-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

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Ravneet (ravneet) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Hi Ravneet. Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please answer these questions:
1. Is this reproducible?
2. If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug? Be as detailed as possible.
This will help us to find and resolve the problem.

visibility: private → public
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Josh Holland (jshholland) wrote :

I have seen a similar crash in __init__, may or may not be the same bug. Traceback reproduced below, looks like a simple type to me. I'll have a look at monkey-patching it now.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/aptdaemon/", line 126, in _process_transaction
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/aptdaemon/", line 207, in install_packages
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/aptdaemon/", line 574, in _commit_changes
    progress = DaemonDpkgRecoverProgress(self.trans, beginn=90, end=95)
TypeError: __init__() got an unexpected keyword argument 'beginn'

affects: software-center (Ubuntu) → aptdaemon (Ubuntu)
Changed in aptdaemon (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) wrote :

The original bug is one in the xapian code of software-center is not related to aptdaemon, see the traceback.

TypeError: in method 'new_Query', argument 1 of type 'std::string const &'

affects: aptdaemon (Ubuntu) → software-center (Ubuntu)
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :


Thanks for your bug report and sorry for the delayed response.
As you may be aware, during each cycle a lot of work goes into
software-center. However, over time we build up a long list of
bugs which are most likely no longer present in recent versions
of software-center.

In an attempt to clean up the bug list for software-center I am
expiring this bug because it meets one or more of the following
- it would seem quite likely that this bug is no longer present
  in recent versions of software-center,
- the bug report does not contain sufficient information for us
  to reproduce and/or fix the bug,
- the issue is most likely in an external piece of code and has
  most likely been fixed since the bug was reported.

If you experience any problems in recent development versions
of software-center, please do continue to report new bugs.
Thanks again for your help!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Expired
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