crashed with ImportError in __main__: cannot import name PackageKitGlib

Bug #1045775 reported by David on 2012-09-04
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
system-config-printer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I was walking through the printer install wizard for a Xerox Phaser 6180MFP. When prompted, I selected the manufacturer's driver and hit next. This error popped up and the wizard continued. It appearded to switch to the built-in drivers after this error.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: system-config-printer-gnome 1.3.11+20120807-0ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-13.14-generic 3.5.3
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-13-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.5.1-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386

 [ 15.774755] tg3 0000:04:00.0: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX
 [ 15.774891] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
Date: Tue Sep 4 07:39:16 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/system-config-printer/
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha i386 (20120724.2)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
 Error: command ['lpstat', '-v'] failed with exit code 1: p11-kit: duplicate configured module: gnome-keyring.module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/
 lpstat: No destinations added.
MachineType: Dell Inc. Precision WorkStation T3400
PackageArchitecture: all
Papersize: letter
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/share/system-config-printer/ openprinting-ppds-postscript-xerox deb\\ lsb3.2\ main-nonfree
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-13-generic root=UUID=4f25d9fe-cd48-4a65-8b48-8853c7fbc61e ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
PythonArgs: ['/usr/share/system-config-printer/', 'openprinting-ppds-postscript-xerox', 'deb lsb3.2 main-nonfree']
SourcePackage: system-config-printer
Title: crashed with ImportError in __main__: cannot import name PackageKitGlib
 Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/share/system-config-printer/", line 3, in <module>
     from gi.repository import GLib, PackageKitGlib
 ImportError: cannot import name PackageKitGlib
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo 12/09/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A11 0TP412
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.type: 7
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA11:bd12/09/2010:svnDellInc.:pnPrecisionWorkStationT3400:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0TP412:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct7:cvr: Precision WorkStation T3400
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

David (endeavornet) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Changed in system-config-printer (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
information type: Private → Public
Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

Please run the following command in a terminal window and post the outpuit here:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall python-gi

If the command fails, run

sudo apt-get install python-gi

and also post the output of the command here.

Does system-config-printer work correctly for you now?

Changed in system-config-printer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for system-config-printer (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in system-config-printer (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Yani Raafezaj (ytraaf) wrote :

Got the same error with a Brother MFC-7806DW. The reinstall of python-gi succeeded, and the printer now works, albeit crappily. Takes several minutes before the printer actually begins to do anything.

Yani Raafezaj (ytraaf) wrote :

Sorry, 7860DW. Got the digits reversed.

Output from sudo apt-get install --reinstall python-gi

alex@fatima:~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall python-gi
[sudo] password for alex:
Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig
Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut
Statusinformationen werden eingelesen... Fertig
0 aktualisiert, 0 neu installiert, 1 erneut installiert, 0 zu entfernen und 3 nicht aktualisiert.
Es müssen 232 kB an Archiven heruntergeladen werden.
Nach dieser Operation werden 0 B Plattenplatz zusätzlich benutzt.
Hole:1 quantal-updates/main python-gi i386 3.4.0-1ubuntu0.1 [232 kB]
Es wurden 232 kB in 1 s geholt (180 kB/s)
(Lese Datenbank ... 602381 Dateien und Verzeichnisse sind derzeit installiert.)
Vorbereitung zum Ersetzen von python-gi 3.4.0-1ubuntu0.1 (durch .../python-gi_3.4.0-1ubuntu0.1_i386.deb) ...
Ersatz für python-gi wird entpackt ...
python-gi (3.4.0-1ubuntu0.1) wird eingerichtet ...
Trigger für libc-bin werden verarbeitet ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place

No change, same crash afterwards...

Changed in system-config-printer (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed
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