software-center crashed with AttributeError in __init__()

Bug #634697 reported by marcandrebenoit on 2010-09-10
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

when i use software center to install a .deb file it generates this bug with aptdaemon :

then it generates this bug.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: software-center
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-20.29-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-20-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Sep 10 01:14:50 2010
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/software-center/software-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Beta amd64 (20100901.1)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.6
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/software-center /tmp/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/software-center', '/tmp/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb']
SourcePackage: software-center
Title: software-center crashed with AttributeError in __init__()
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Hi Marc! Thanks for your bug report. The bug you describe has been fixed in the branch I have linked and should be available in the next release. Please continue to report any bugs you may find in software-center. Thanks again for your help!

For the aptdaemon error, it seems that you may have closed your browser (this erases the tmp files and hence the deb files) before you clicked install in s-c?

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Kiwinote (kiwinote)
status: New → Fix Committed
visibility: private → public
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

software-center (2.1.18) maverick; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * use "match.document" instead of "match[xapian.MSET_DOCUMENT]"
    to be compatible with xapian 1.2.x (closes: 596079)
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - fix a missing glib.markup_escape_text()
  * merged lp:~glatzor/software-center/aptdaemon-polish, many

  [ Kiwinote ]
  * softwarecenter/backend/
    - don't crash on cancelling policykit auths (LP: #634697)
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - don't crash on searches containing ", " (LP: #634549)

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * apt-xapian-index-plugin/,
   - improved support for the display of metadata in the
     details view for new-apps and apps for purchase
     (LP: #625254)
   - fix incorrect display of the app name and summary
     text for new-apps in the details view (LP: #634678)
   - add tests for get_appname, get_pkgname
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - fix up downloadable icon handling

Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 11:34:50 +0200
Changed-By: Michael Vogt <michael.vogt at>
Maintainer: Michael Vogt <mvo at>

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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