Crash on startup - unexpected keyword argument 'transactional'

Bug #672454 reported by Abel Tamayo on 2010-11-08
This bug affects 21 people
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Carlo Mandelli

Bug Description

Usando la última version disponible y recién descargada de Launchpad (1.16) me da el siguiente error en terminal:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/games/wiithon", line 15, in <module>
    from cli import WiithonCLI
  File "/usr/share/wiithon/", line 11, in <module>
    from wiitdb_schema import Particion
  File "/usr/share/wiithon/", line 32, in <module>
    session = util.getSesionBDD(db)
  File "/usr/share/wiithon/", line 377, in getSesionBDD
    session = Session()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/", line 52, in __call__
    return self.registry()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/sqlalchemy/", line 1266, in __call__
    val = self.registry.value = self.createfunc()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/", line 176, in __init__
    super(Sess, self).__init__(**local_kwargs)
TypeError: __init__() got an unexpected keyword argument 'transactional'

He probado borrando bases de datos y archivos antiguos para obligarle a crear nuevos pero no he conseguido nada :(

Gonzalo Cao (gonzalo-cao) wrote :

Mismo error, usando ubuntu 10.10. En ubuntu 10.04 funciona correctamente. Debe ser algo relacionado con la versión de python o sus librerías

Tom Ellis (tellis) on 2010-11-08
Changed in wiithon:
status: New → Confirmed
Pablo Catalina (xkill) wrote :

Same with Ubuntu 10.10.

Mike23 (m-caresana) wrote :

i'm affect too. any idea??

Pablo Catalina (xkill) wrote :

I tried the svn trunk release, and it works.
But the Ubuntu package at 10.10 doesn't work.

Christoph Shipley (champro) wrote :

I've combined the tickets I believed were duplicates to this one (since it's the oldest). The bug happens in build 493 from the development version of Wiithon, when installed on Maverick.

summary: - Error on start up
+ Crash on startup - unexpected keyword argument 'transactional'
Carlo Mandelli (camandel) wrote :

What version of python-sqlalchemy are you using?

sk (sk-valshk) wrote :

python-sqlalchemy 0.6.3-2 in Linuxmint 10 (Ubuntu10.10).

Carlo Mandelli (camandel) wrote :

This bug should have been fixed in development version from r489.
Please, could you confirm that this error happens only on stable version (1.16)?

Carlo Mandelli (camandel) wrote :

Fix committed in r405.
Pleae test it with sqlalchemy >= 0.6.x

Changed in wiithon:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Carlo Mandelli (camandel)
Extasy (henrik-nyberg) wrote :

When opening a wbfs disk I get information from wiithon informing me that cover art is missing and get a choice to download it. When choosing to download the missing cover arts it fails with a blank screen informing me it failed, the whole application freezes.

I'm on ubuntu 10.10 with the newest development version for Kermic. I have no other problem running the application! I'm happy to see you again Carlo! You have done an excellent work with this application!

Asterix1423 (2cops) wrote :


I did a reinstall of Linux Mint 10 (Ubuntu10.10 devirate) and have the same problem as listed in the first posting. I understand that there is no fix yet?

Asterix1423 (2cops) wrote :


I finally succeeded to locate, find and download the latest build, r489. I installed it and the problem seems to be solved. The program did start up.

Same bug on Ubuntu 10.10 installed from stable version with this command:
$ grep "deb karmic main" /etc/apt/sources.list || echo deb karmic main | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 1F882273

Then installed wiithon from synaptic.

When runned from menu, nothing happens.

when runned from terminal, you can see the 'TypeError: __init__() got an unexpected keyword argument 'transactional'' error.

Tested development version and works!

Added the development repository:
$ grep "deb karmic main" /etc/apt/sources.list || echo deb karmic main | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 1F882273

In synaptic:
- Disable the old (stable) repository (.../wii.sceners.linux/wiithon-1.1/...)
- Reload repositories
- Update wiithon

Launched from menu - works!

Changed in wiithon:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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