[Bug 883390] Re: add-apt-repository crash when adding a ppa repository

Tony Narlock 883390 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun Sep 23 17:45:40 UTC 2012

Hi Brian,

When testing with ppa:brian-murray/ppa, I assume this wasn't a newly
created PPA.

I'm getting this error on a newly created PPA on brand new packages that
are not done building.

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  add-apt-repository crash when adding a ppa repository

Status in “software-properties” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  add-apt-repository crashes when I add my ppa repository:

  root at ubuntu:/home/cl# add-apt-repository ppa:etay-meiri/ppa
  You are about to add the following PPA to your system:
   Etay Meiri's PPA
   More info: https://launchpad.net/~etay-meiri/+archive/ppa
  Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

  Exception in thread Thread-1:
  Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/threading.py", line 552, in __bootstrap_inner
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 78, in run
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 100, in add_ppa_signing_key
      "--recv", signing_key_fingerprint])
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 493, in call
      return Popen(*popenargs, **kwargs).wait()
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 679, in __init__
      errread, errwrite)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 1239, in _execute_child
      raise child_exception
  TypeError: execv() arg 2 must contain only strings

  Package infomation:
  python-software-properties version 0.81.10

  Release information:
  Description:	Ubuntu 11.10
  Release:	11.10

  How to reproduce: 
  execute the following:

  add-apt-repository ppa:etay-meiri/ppa

  Expected behavior: command should succeed.


  Etay Meiri

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