kpackagekit problem

John Pierce john.j35 at
Wed Apr 29 14:20:18 UTC 2009

Hello list members!

Each time I try to add or remove programs with kpackagekit I get the
following errors:

Traceback (most recent call last): File
"/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/packagekit/", line
109, in run File
"/usr/lib/python2.6/", line 477, in run
self.__target(*self.__args, **self.__kwargs) File
"/usr/lib/packagekit/", line 168, in wrapper
func(*args, **kwargs) File "/usr/lib/packagekit/",
line 1231, in doInstallPackages if not self._commit_changes(): return
False File "/usr/lib/packagekit/", line 1704, in
_commit_changes PackageKitInstallProgress(self, install_range)) File
"/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/apt/", line 277, in commit
res = self.installArchives(pm, installProgress) File
"/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/apt/", line 252, in
installArchives res = File
"/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/apt/", line 278, in run
pid = self.fork() File "/usr/lib/packagekit/", line
429, in fork (pid, self.master_fd) = pty.fork() File
"/usr/lib/python2.6/", line 107, in fork master_fd, slave_fd =
openpty() File "/usr/lib/python2.6/", line 29, in openpty
master_fd, slave_name = _open_terminal() File
"/usr/lib/python2.6/", line 70, in _open_terminal raise
os.error, 'out of pty devices' OSError: out of pty devices

This is an upgraded system from 8.04 to 9.04.

Also, if I use apt-get install it works, but I get an error stating
that "cannot write log (/dev/pts not mounted" or something like that.

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