[Bug 1762593] Re: anki crashed with ModuleNotFoundError in /usr/share/anki/anki/mpv.py: No module named 'distutils.spawn'

Bug Watch Updater 1762593 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Aug 17 18:42:33 UTC 2018

** Changed in: anki (Debian)
       Status: Unknown => Fix Released

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  anki crashed with ModuleNotFoundError in /usr/share/anki/anki/mpv.py:
  No module named 'distutils.spawn'

Status in anki package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in anki package in Debian:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  I suspect that a dependency is missing.

  Here is the error when starting from the command line

  $ anki
  Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/bin/anki", line 6, in <module>
      import aqt
    File "/usr/share/anki/aqt/__init__.py", line 4, in <module>
      from anki import version as _version
    File "/usr/share/anki/anki/__init__.py", line 14, in <module>
      from anki.storage import Collection
    File "/usr/share/anki/anki/storage.py", line 11, in <module>
      from anki.collection import _Collection
    File "/usr/share/anki/anki/collection.py", line 25, in <module>
      from anki.sound import stripSounds
    File "/usr/share/anki/anki/sound.py", line 87, in <module>
      from anki.mpv import MPV, MPVBase
    File "/usr/share/anki/anki/mpv.py", line 39, in <module>
      from distutils.spawn import find_executable
  ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'distutils.spawn'

  ProblemType: Crash
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
  Package: anki 2.1.0+dfsg~b36-1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-13.14-generic 4.15.10
  Uname: Linux 4.15.0-13-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu4
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity:Unity7:ubuntu
  Date: Sun Apr  8 16:56:22 2018
  ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/anki
  InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python3.6
  PackageArchitecture: all
  ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/anki
  Python3Details: /usr/bin/python3.6, Python 3.6.5, python3-minimal, 3.6.5-2
  PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/anki']
  PythonDetails: /usr/bin/python2.7, Python 2.7.14+, python-minimal, 2.7.14-4
  SourcePackage: anki
  Title: anki crashed with ModuleNotFoundError in /usr/share/anki/anki/mpv.py: No module named 'distutils.spawn'
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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