TypeError: Expected a string or unicode object when opening a second panel

Bug #746489 reported by Natalia Bidart on 2011-03-31
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu One Control Panel
Eric Casteleijn
ubuntuone-control-panel (Ubuntu)
Natalia Bidart

Bug Description

Open the control panel from the messaging menu, and then open a terminal and open the control panel there. You will get:

nessita@dali:~/canonical/u1/cp/device-list-type-error$ DEBUG=True PYTHONPATH=. ./bin/ubuntuone-control-panel-gtk
ERROR:dbus.connection:Unable to set arguments (None, None) according to signature u'sb': <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>: Expected a string or unicode object
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/dbus/connection.py", line 586, in msg_reply_handler
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/dbus/proxies.py", line 391, in _introspect_reply_handler
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/dbus/proxies.py", line 378, in _introspect_execute_queue
    proxy_method(*args, **keywords)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/dbus/proxies.py", line 132, in __call__
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/dbus/connection.py", line 566, in call_async
    message.append(signature=signature, *args)
TypeError: Expected a string or unicode object
^CTraceback (most recent call last):
  File "./bin/ubuntuone-control-panel-gtk", line 54, in <module>
    main(switch_to=options.switch_to, alert=options.alert)
  File "/home/nessita/canonical/u1/cp/device-list-type-error/ubuntuone/controlpanel/gtk/gui.py", line 122, in main

Related branches

Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
summary: - ypeError: Expected a string or unicode object when opening a second
+ TypeError: Expected a string or unicode object when opening a second
Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel:
assignee: nobody → Eric Casteleijn (thisfred)
Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Naty Bidart (nataliabidart)
Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntuone-control-panel - 0.9.5-0ubuntu1

ubuntuone-control-panel (0.9.5-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:

    [ <email address hidden> ]
      - Now that we set the launcher urgency from ubuntuone-client, the control
      panel needs to remove it when its window receives focus (LP: #747677).
      - changed default value for switch_to to empty string, and now don't call
      switch_to method when the value is empty string (or anything else falsy)
      (LP: #752943).
      - Added proper defaults to the command line arguments (LP: #746489).
      - Fixed issue where closing the panel resulted in a runtime error
      (LP: #745987).
      - This adds a method to the dbus service that allows switching between
      panels, and/or drawing attention to the control panel (LP: #742008).
      - Removed the shortcut group that causes two Ubuntu One entries to appear
      in the messaging menu when syncdaemon is not running (LP: #721525).
    [ Natalia B. Bidart <email address hidden> ]
      - If servers reply with a 401, clear credentials and ask user to
      authenticate (LP: #726612).
      - Moving style_check down so the exit code from u1trial is not hidden by
      && operator.
      - Unify disable/enable file sync functionality among Services tab and
      global file sync status (LP: #729301).
      - Cloud Folders tab is now disabled when the file sync service is
      (LP: #747482).
      - Improving legend for plugin installation to ease translations
      (LP: #746374).
      - Added volumes.ui to the translation list (LP: #746370).
      - Small improvement to show something else besides the generic "Value can
      not be retrieved." error (LP: #722485).
      - Made the backend robust against possible None values (or any non
      basestring instance) sent from the API server (LP: #745790).
      - Decoupled device list retrieved from the web from the local settings
      retrieved from syncdaemon (LP: #720704).
      - Stop the control panel backend once the UI is done
      (LP: #704434).
      - After initial computer adding, syncdameon is asked to connect
      (LP: #715873).
 -- Natalia Bidart (nessita) <email address hidden> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 15:53:02 -0300

Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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