SC silently fails to start: softwarecenter.backend - ERROR - aptdaemon import failed

Bug #689997 reported by Paul Sladen on 2010-12-14
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

Freshly reinstalled natty, attempting to run Software Centre gives no result. Trying again from the command-line produces:

  $ software-center
  2010-12-14 03:01:01,958 - softwarecenter.backend - ERROR - aptdaemon import failed
  Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/backend/aptd.py", line 39, in <module>
      from aptdaemon.defer import inline_callbacks, return_value
  ImportError: No module named defer
  Need the latest aptdaemon, try "sudo apt-add-repository ppa:software-store-developers/ppa" to get the PPA

seems likely that something is missing a hard or versioned dependency.

  aptdaemon = 0.40+bzr529-0ubuntu1
  software-center = 3.1.3

Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2010-12-14
description: updated
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Hit this again, it could be the Python 2.7 turmoil.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I was unable to recreate this bug report with software-center version 3.1.6. Could you please test this again with that version?

8:06:03 - flash:[...s/main/launchpadlib-scripts] apt-cache policy aptdaemon
aptdaemon:
  Installed: 0.40+bzr529-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.40+bzr529-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.40+bzr529-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
8:06:11 - flash:[...s/main/launchpadlib-scripts] apt-cache policy software-center
software-center:
  Installed: 3.1.6
  Candidate: 3.1.6
  Version table:
 *** 3.1.6 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for software-center (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
David Peall (dkpeall) wrote :

I'm having the same problem:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 111, in <module>
from softwarecenter.app import SoftwareCenterApp
File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/app.py", line 47, in <module>
from softwarecenter.backend.aptd import TransactionFinishedResult
File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/backend/__init__.py", line 19, in <module>
from aptd import AptdaemonBackend
File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/backend/aptd.py", line 30, in <module>
from aptdaemon import client
ImportError: No module named aptdaemon

software-center:
Installed: 4.0.4
Candidate: 4.0.4
Version table:
*** 4.0.4 0
500 http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates/main amd64 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
4.0 0
500 http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main amd64 Packages

aptdaemon:
Installed: 0.41+bzr646-0ubuntu2.1
Candidate: 0.41+bzr646-0ubuntu2.1
Version table:
*** 0.41+bzr646-0ubuntu2.1 0
500 http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates/main amd64 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
0.41+bzr646-0ubuntu2 0
500 http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main amd64 Packages

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → In Progress
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → New
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

Is this still a problem? This sounds like this was churn during the development.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for software-center (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

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