software-properties-gtk crashed with TypeError in is_separator()

Bug #335637 reported by Nate Muench (Mink) on 2009-02-27
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Happened when I was doing updates (I Think)

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: /usr/bin/lsb_release:81: DeprecationWarning: the sets module is deprecated import sets Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/software-properties-gtk
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.6
Package: software-properties-gtk 0.71.1
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcAttrCurrent: unconfined
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/software-properties-gtk
 PATH=(custom, no user)
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/software-properties-gtk']
SourcePackage: software-properties
Title: software-properties-gtk crashed with TypeError in is_separator()
 Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/gtk/", line 651, in is_separator
     return model.get_value(iter, column)
 TypeError: unknown type (null)
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-8-generic i686

Nate Muench (Mink) (n-muench) wrote :
Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :

I get this sometimes when I am in Software Sources (ie via the repositories menu in Synaptic) and click on a third-party repository to disable it. The repository disappears completely (as if removed) and then apport reports this crash.

ericjosepi (cocacolaninja) wrote :

The crash happened in a similar situation to Rocko's.

ericjosepi (cocacolaninja) wrote :

I guess i should say my crash happened in a situation similar to Rocko's

linuxuser600 (linuxuser600) wrote :

Same as Rocko

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2009-03-26
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → mvo
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-properties - 0.71.5

software-properties (0.71.5) jaunty; urgency=low

  * debian/control:
    - put "software-properties-kde" into the kde section
      (LP: #323556)
  * softwareproperties/
    - fix crash in the way md5 from hashlib is used (LP: #346863)
  * softwareproperties/gtk/
    - fix crash when no mirrors are available (LP: #332205)
  * softwareproperties/gtk/
    - make is_seperator() more robust (LP: #335637)

 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Fri, 27 Mar 2009 15:00:56 +0100

Changed in software-properties:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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