Bug 436663 - TB39976db0 system-install-packages:320:_apply:TypeError: could not convert string
TB39976db0 system-install-packages:320:_apply:TypeError: could not convert st...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pirut (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-08 16:49 EST by David Filiatrault
Modified: 2008-05-28 15:40 EDT (History)
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Description David Filiatrault 2008-03-08 16:49:28 EST
Description of problem:
Component: pirut
Summary: TB39976db0 system-install-packages:320:_apply:TypeError: could not
convert string

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/system-install-packages", line 320, in _apply
    _("Unable to install software.  Error "
TypeError: could not convert string

Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <__main__.SinglePackageInstaller object at 0x962c36c>
args: (<gtk.Button object at 0x9cd6dc4 (GtkButton at 0x92f9a88)>,)
deps: []

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Browse to
2. Select "tws-community-2.1-1.noarch.rpm" from a browser like Firebox which
will invoke rpm installer
3. Apply
Actual results:
Install fails with error copied into Description

Expected results:
Successful install

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-10 11:47:06 EDT
What version of the pirut package do you have installed and what locale are you
running with?
Comment 2 David Filiatrault 2008-03-25 22:57:43 EDT
pirut v1.3.28-1.fc8.noarch
FYI, using the "fedora-8-i386" vmware appliance from
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-05-28 15:40:28 EDT
This is a problem with the image as distributed by VMWare; you'll have to have
them fix their image.

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