software-center crashed with TypeError in get_reviews(): glib.spawn_async: first argument must be a sequence of strings

Bug #761357 reported by Nguyen Phuc Nguyen on 2011-04-15
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software-center (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

Software center suddenly crash after compiz crash

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: software-center 3.1.26.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 2.6.38.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Apr 15 10:37:50 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/software-center/software-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/software-center pykaraoke/PyKaraoke
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/software-center', 'pykaraoke/PyKaraoke']
SourcePackage: software-center
Title: software-center crashed with TypeError in get_reviews(): glib.spawn_async: first argument must be a sequence of strings
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-05 (9 days ago)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout libvirtd lpadmin plugdev sambashare

Nguyen Phuc Nguyen (nguyennp) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2011-04-15
visibility: private → public
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Could you please update to the current version 3.1.26.4 ? It should contain more info about the crash. It would be great if you could try to reproduce it.

Alexey Kotlyarov (koterpillar) wrote :

Reported #763425, see there for how did I manage to reproduce.

Alexey Kotlyarov (koterpillar) wrote :

A crash identical to bug #761486 has occurred after that as well.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 3.1.26.5

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software-center (3.1.26.5) natty; urgency=low

  * softwarecenter/backend/aptd.py:
    - do not crash if trans.error is None (LP: #761642)
  * softwarecenter/view/appdetailsview_gtk.py,
    softwarecenter/view/appdetailsview.py:
    - fix flickering during purchase install by more carefully
      checking if the app just became availalbe
  * utils/get_reviews_helper.py, utils/get_review_stats_helper.py:
    - fix crash when the server returns a API error (LP: #761452)
    - fix pyflakes warnins
  * softwarecenter/db/reviews.py:
    - ensure pkgname is a str (and not unicode), otherwise
      glib.spawn_async crashes (LP: #761357)
  * softwarecenter/backend/zeitgeist_simple.py:
    - do not crash if a zeitgeist has no subjects (LP: #761905)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 18:28:15 +0200

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