[solved]Software Manager Broke (Tracking Debian Testing)

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[solved]Software Manager Broke (Tracking Debian Testing)

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This install is tracking the standard "Debian Testing".
All updates as of today.

I noticed a post yesterday by "mycat" http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=76873
that his Software Manager stopped working. I decided to check mine.
It launches with icon but freezes at:
Screenshot-Software Manager.png
Running 'mintinstall" from terminal yeilds:

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gene@zordon ~ $ mintinstall
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintInstall/mintinstall.py:250: SyntaxWarning: import * only allowed at module level
  def get_status_description(self, transaction):
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintInstall/mintinstall.py:258: SyntaxWarning: import * only allowed at module level
  def get_role_description(self, transaction):
add_categories took 1.350 ms
build_matched_packages took 0.221 ms
7133
add_packages took 1509.597 ms
add_reviews took 0.098 ms
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintInstall/mintinstall.py", line 1540, in <module>
    Application()
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintInstall/mintinstall.py", line 38, in wrapper
    res = func(*arg)
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintInstall/mintinstall.py", line 473, in __init__
    sans26  =  ImageFont.truetype ( self.FONT, 26 )
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/PIL/ImageFont.py", line 218, in truetype
    return FreeTypeFont(filename, size, index, encoding)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/PIL/ImageFont.py", line 134, in __init__
    self.font = core.getfont(file, size, index, encoding)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/PIL/ImageFont.py", line 34, in __getattr__
    raise ImportError("The _imagingft C module is not installed")
ImportError: The _imagingft C module is not installed
Overwriting reviews file in /home/gene/.linuxmint/mintinstall/reviews.list
update_reviews took 491.336 ms
gene@zordon ~ $ 
Seems that
The " _imagingft C module is not installed"?
What is this module?

P.s.
I uninstalled,
logged out/in,
reinstalled "mintinstall"
Same thing.
Last edited by GeneC on Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Software Manager Broke (Tracking Debian Testing)

Post by Spec-chum »

I'm tracking sid and can confirm this issue on sid too (sid up-to-date as of about 1 week ago).
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Re: Software Manager Broke (Tracking Debian Testing)

Post by amina »

That's strange, I've got a fully updated LMDE tracking Incoming, with Mintinstall v7.3.3, no problems here.
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Re: Software Manager Broke (Tracking Debian Testing)

Post by GeneC »

Found the solution right here on the forum...
Re: Software Manager Hangs on Gathering Information
by andyfang on Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:27 am

I found the solution !
when package "pyhon-imaging" version is 1.1.7.3
this error will happen.
so .
get the "python-imaging" version 1.1.7.2 from Debian stable package ,
http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/python-imaging
than, remove python-imaging 1.1.7.3 and install 1.1.7.2
you can get the right result.
cheers
Here = http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 8&p=446333

Thanks "andyfang"
That fixed it.
I enable Debian "stable" repo (temporarily)
Forced the install (downgrade) of "python-imaging" to 1.1.7.2

Software Manager is working ok again.
Lock this version until a fix is provided.
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Re: Software Manager Broke (Tracking Debian Testing)

Post by GeneC »

amina wrote:That's strange, I've got a fully updated LMDE tracking Incoming, with Mintinstall v7.3.3, no problems here.
Amina

Thinking because your tracking "incoming" you wont get this package upgrade of 'python-imaging 1.1.7.3'
Check Your probably still at ''python-imaging 1.1.7.2'.

This will apply to tracking "Debian TESTING" :wink:
Last edited by GeneC on Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: [solved]Software Manager Broke (Tracking Debian Testing)

Post by amina »

You're right :D It's 1.1.7.2 indeed :)
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Re: [solved]Software Manager Broke (Tracking Debian Testing)

Post by selmopessoa »

Just updated to version 1.1.7.4 and got Software Manager running again.
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Re: [solved]Software Manager Broke (Tracking Debian Testing)

Post by misGnomer »

I accidentally started Software Manager (mintinstall) and got the startup banner churning on and on on my desktop (background but still..).

I tried uninstalling the bugger and it took the mint-meta-common package out with it... hmm. Since it doesn't have its own process I tried killing python but the pesky banner just wouldn't give up!

Finally I remembered old friend xkill which did it! :P
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Re: [solved]Software Manager Broke (Tracking Debian Testing)

Post by m2xtreme »

For those of you experiencing problems with mintinstall, make sure you have the following packages installed (which are not listed in the dependencies but are required)

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aptdaemon python-pkg-resources
This is primarily an issue for people who have removed some packages from their Mint install or who have tried installing mint packages on a different distro (i.e. Debian or Ubuntu).


All credit goes to Eon for this as found in this thread:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=65990
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