[ubuntu-za] RESTORE AFTER 8.04 CRASH?

Wesley Werner wesley.werner at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 21:16:44 BST 2010

On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 8:37 PM, Vincent <bullet at ballmail.co.za> wrote:

> Hello Folks,
> I'm hoping that someone can enlighten me as to how to go about getting
> my vodafone lite 3G modem connected again after a system crash &
> restore. The problem being, that while all the necessary files and
> dependencies have been restored using sbackup, it would appear that they
> have to be re-installed.
> Synaptic shows that everything is up to date, all the latest updates are
> here, but am getting the following error message when trying to connect
> vmc via a terminal..
> "From pytz import timezone
> import error no module named pytz
> line 3 twistd: command not found"
> This tells this "point & click" mind that vmc cannot read the python
> files needed and yet they are on the system. It would appear that all
> the files restored need to be re-installed by synaptic. I thought having
> a regular backup would obviate this and the system would be restored as
> it was before the crash?
> My problem and the reason I'm writing, is that I only have the 3G modem
> and not a land line, so cannot get onto Ubuntu's site in order to
> download the packages needed. I do have a duel boot system though with
> xp, but don't know how to, or even if I can, download all the necessary
> packages via windows?
> Any help or advice would really be appreciated.
> Vincent
Hi Vincent.

You can manually download packages from www.debian.org, on the left is a
"Debian Packages" Link. Scroll down and use the search function. But pytz is
not in their catalog. Hmmmm. Google found a project page for it, you can
download the tarball there with install instructions.

This test on my side proves that pytz dos not come with python by default,
so go ahead and download it. Hope this is all you need!

wesley at matrix:~$ python
Python 2.6.4 (r264:75706, Dec  7 2009, 18:45:15)
[GCC 4.4.1] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import pytz
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ImportError: No module named pytz
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