software updater

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Mon Oct 3 11:52:37 UTC 2016


  I had a separate chat with Rob (Rob is testing budgie-remix 16.10
and also the other official community distros) about this matter -
according to rob "software updater (...really update-manager) has been
broken for some time, both on ubuntu and ubuntu gnome 16.10."

So I would infer xubuntu 16.10 is 'affected'.  Suggest the real fix
should be for update-manager to have a dependency on gir1.2-unity-5.0
- at the moment it is a "suggests"

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 38, in <module>
from UpdateManager.UpdateManager import UpdateManager
File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/UpdateManager/",
line 49, in <module>
from .UnitySupport import UnitySupport
File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/UpdateManager/",
line 30, in <module>
gi.require_version('Dbusmenu', '0.4')
File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/", line 118, in require_version
raise ValueError('Namespace %s not available' % namespace)
ValueError: Namespace Dbusmenu not available"


On 3 October 2016 at 12:12, flocculant <flocculant at> wrote:
> umm - do you mean it is fixed for other distros? If so which ones?
> What version of Xubuntu are you talking about?
> On 02/10/16 16:35, Rob Peters wrote:
>> Software updater (update-manager) has been broken for a while.  Its not
>> fixed for other distros but not xubuntu.  If you install gir1.2-unity-5.0
>> that fixes the problem.
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