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

jbcolvin jbcolvin at fastmail.fm
Fri Sep 28 07:23:37 UTC 2012

I concur with Anne, or at least with the solution.

I had recently run software-updater under quantal (beta), and foolishly
clicked on the partial upgrade option.  The system no longer booted
properly.  tty7 was left with boot messages, but no logon prompt.  I
logged in under tty1 and ran

> startx&

and this gave me my desktop icons, but no unity plugin stuff (launcher &
status bar).  I also ran

> unity&

but this complained about no display being set (default = 0 ???), and
maybe something about looking for a "core" library.

Anyways, I also had been using apt-get to update upgrade dist-upgrade no
no avail.  So when I ran...

> sudo apt-get purge update-manager
> sudo apt-get install update-manager

and rebooted, I was pleasantly surprised that everything was working

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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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