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Software Manager freezes..

Postby Blue42 on Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:13 pm

I am running linux mint 13 kde 32-bit, and just recently I have noticed some pretty bad errors in my mint installer. The very first thing I notice is that when it first comes up, only the picture for "all applications" comes up. Then when I do a search and I try to select a program to get more information the installer completely freezes up. I have seen people post about the problem when it freezez during the typing of the search que but this is a different situation. It works fine when I search, then when I try to select the program to view the information it freezes. This is kinda a show stopper as I cannot install the programs I desire.
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Re: Software Manager freezes..

Postby administrollaattori on Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:48 pm

The new softwaremanager is a bit heavy when comparing to old and good gnome-app-install system .. :?
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Re: Software Manager freezes..

Postby Blue42 on Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:35 pm

administrollaattori wrote:The new softwaremanager is a bit heavy when comparing to old and good gnome-app-install system .. :?


But here is the thing, when I recreate the issue splash.py is a zombie and the parent process might run 1 percent CPU load.
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Re: Software Manager freezes..

Postby Blue42 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:48 pm

Still no progress. I have done a purge of mintinstall with aptidude, restarted, updated, restarted, reinstalled. I dont get it. How do I install another version of mintinstall?
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Re: Software Manager freezes..

Postby Blue42 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:36 pm

This is the readout I get when I run it in terminal.

blue42@Zion ~ $ mintinstall
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintInstall/mintinstall.py:254: SyntaxWarning: import * only allowed at module level
def get_status_description(self, transaction):
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintInstall/mintinstall.py:262: SyntaxWarning: import * only allowed at module level
def get_role_description(self, transaction):
add_categories took 3.300 ms
build_matched_packages took 0.571 ms
7453
add_packages took 2037.637 ms
add_reviews took 1135.089 ms
__init__ took 3287.349 ms
_register_active_transactions_watch :1.79
show_category took 7.258 ms
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintInstall/mintinstall.py", line 786, in show_package_if_apt_cached
self.show_package(pkg, tree)
File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintInstall/mintinstall.py", line 48, in wrapper
res = func(*arg)
File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintInstall/mintinstall.py", line 1440, in show_package
subs['iconbig'] = self.find_large_app_icon(package)
File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintInstall/mintinstall.py", line 1327, in find_large_app_icon
return iconInfo.get_filename()
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_filename'
_register_active_transactions_watch
_register_active_transactions_watch :1.83
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Re: Software Manager freezes..

Postby Blue42 on Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:56 am

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Re: Software Manager freezes..

Postby karlchen on Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:16 am

Hello, Blue32.

About to suggest a workaround ...

I cannot help much with Software Manager on Mint 15, because
+ there is only Mint 13 (LTS) and Mint 14 here
+ I prefer Synaptic package manager over any other installation/updating software.

So I would like to suggest to give Synaptic package manager a try. Unless it should exhibit the same kind of misbehaviour as Software Manager, it should enable you to install any software available from
+ the Mint repository
+ the Ubuntu repositories
+ any PPA that has been added correctly.

Kind regards,
Karl
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Re: Software Manager freezes..

Postby Blue42 on Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:14 pm

karlchen wrote:Hello, Blue32.

About to suggest a workaround ...

I cannot help much with Software Manager on Mint 15, because
+ there is only Mint 13 (LTS) and Mint 14 here
+ I prefer Synaptic package manager over any other installation/updating software.

So I would like to suggest to give Synaptic package manager a try. Unless it should exhibit the same kind of misbehaviour as Software Manager, it should enable you to install any software available from
+ the Mint repository
+ the Ubuntu repositories
+ any PPA that has been added correctly.

Kind regards,
Karl



Thanks for the good info :D I actually use Mint 13. I have started using the Muon package manager, I just dont get why it didnt get fixed when I uninstalled and reinstalled..
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