[Bug 1053292] Re: update-manager crashed with RuntimeError in /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/overrides/Gtk.py: Gtk couldn't be initialized

Anne anne.schmidt at dbmail.com
Thu Sep 27 12:22:10 UTC 2012

This bug affects me but I'm having other troubles with the update-
manager. Once it has installed updates, it should relaunch itself and
check that the system is up-to-date but it doesn't. Most of the time the
result is that I can't boot the day after. Today, I had a complete black
screen, I could only use the tty. I suspected that the problem came from
update manager so I uninstalled it with the option --purge. After that I
made an apt-get update, re-installed update-manager and re-run apt-get
update. It appeared that some packages, all of them concerning gnome,
were not up-to-date. I ran an apt-get upgrade and rebooted. It was the
thing to do because it solved the problem.

I'm good! :)

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  update-manager crashed with RuntimeError in /usr/lib/python3/dist-
  packages/gi/overrides/Gtk.py: Gtk couldn't be initialized

Status in “update-manager” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Not sure what happened, Apport window popped up.

  ProblemType: Crash
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
  Package: update-manager 1:0.173
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-15.20-generic 3.5.4
  Uname: Linux 3.5.0-15-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.5.2-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Wed Sep 19 16:36:04 2012
  ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/update-manager
   b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'first-run' b'false'
   b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'launch-time' b'1347958265'
   b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'show-details' b'true'
   b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'window-height' b'621'
   b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'window-width' b'600'
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120328)
  InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python3.2mu
  PackageArchitecture: all
  ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/update-manager
   PATH=(custom, user)
  PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/update-manager']
  SourcePackage: update-manager
  Title: update-manager crashed with RuntimeError in /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/overrides/Gtk.py: Gtk couldn't be initialized
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-09-17 (2 days ago)
  UserGroups: adm audio cdrom dip fuse libvirtd lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo www-data

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