[Bug 1579834] Re: update-apt-xapian-index-dbus fails because of wrong import

TFrog 1579834 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed May 11 13:50:28 UTC 2016

I too suffered this exact same issue that Carlo Vanini lists here.  It
was my work with him and another developer of muon package manager that
helped him find this issue.  Between three of us we were able to narrow
the issue in muon down to this issue.  This issue occurred with me when
I ran Kubuntu 16.04 LTS in VirtualBox as well as on bare metal.  My
system is a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop with 8G of ram, 640G hard drive,
Intel i5 M460 processor, and Broadcom wireless.  I used both muon and
synaptic in 16.04 LTS to check this issue.  The only place I found the
issue was within muon.  Synaptic did NOT have the search issues that
muon did.  I do hope this issue gets resolved as I prefer muon as it's a
native KDE application and has some features that synaptic does not have
(like being able to remove unnecessary packages without resorting to the

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  update-apt-xapian-index-dbus fails because of wrong import

Status in apt-xapian-index package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  terminates with an error and does not update the index.

  Mai 09 15:42:10 bear dbus[1017]: [system] Activating service name='org.debian.AptXapianIndex' (using servicehelper)
  Mai 09 15:42:10 bear org.debian.AptXapianIndex[1017]: Failed to import 'No module named 'glib'', can not use dbus
  Mai 09 15:42:11 bear dbus[1017]: [system] Activated service 'org.debian.AptXapianIndex' failed: Launch helper exited with unknown return code 1

  The correct import should be:

      from gi.repository import GLib as glib
      from gi.repository import GObject as gobject

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: apt-xapian-index 0.47ubuntu8 [modified: usr/share/apt-xapian-index/update-apt-xapian-index-dbus]
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-21.37-generic 4.4.6
  Uname: Linux 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: wl
  ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: KDE
  Date: Mon May  9 17:52:17 2016
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-05-04 (370 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Beta amd64 (20150326)
  PackageArchitecture: all
  SourcePackage: apt-xapian-index
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-05-04 (4 days ago)

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