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Bug 702159 - gget fails to start
gget fails to start
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gget (Show other bugs)
All Linux
unspecified Severity urgent
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Assigned To: Ant Bryan
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: Reopened
: 523870 614147 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2011-05-04 19:05 EDT by Paul Finnigan
Modified: 2013-02-13 21:59 EST (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 21:59:22 EST
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Description Paul Finnigan 2011-05-04 19:05:13 EDT
Description of problem:
Starting gget does nothing.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select gget from Gnome Shell Activities
Actual results:

Expected results:
Application starts and displays a window on the desktop

Additional info:

Starting from a terminal using



/usr/bin/env: python2.5: No such file or directory
Comment 1 Andre Robatino 2011-06-01 10:43:15 EDT
Also fails on Rawhide. See also bug 523870, bug 614147, and bug 619961. These are all dupes. They should all be marked as dupes of one of them, and maybe make that one a FutureFeature, so it doesn't expire. If this program can't even be run, there's no point in continuing to package it.
Comment 2 Andre Robatino 2011-06-01 11:56:38 EDT
Also arch-independent so Platform can be changed to "All Linux" (the other 3 bugs already have this).
Comment 3 Dave Malcolm 2011-06-01 12:57:05 EDT
On the grounds that I touched this package last, I've taken the liberty of pushing a patch for this to "master" (for F16) here:;a=commitdiff;h=0e2ea3e32cc0fad1c50e7bf3e1013517bc7b1e51

Building gget-0.0.4-15.fc16 for dist-rawhide
Task info:
Comment 4 Dave Malcolm 2011-06-01 13:57:40 EDT
*** Bug 614147 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Dave Malcolm 2011-06-01 14:40:21 EDT
*** Bug 523870 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Dave Malcolm 2011-06-01 15:22:32 EDT
(In reply to comment #3)
> Building gget-0.0.4-15.fc16 for dist-rawhide
> Task info:

This seems to be stuck in today's general buildsystem issues; see:
Comment 7 Dave Malcolm 2011-06-02 11:47:02 EDT
(In reply to comment #6)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > Building gget-0.0.4-15.fc16 for dist-rawhide
> > Task info:
> This seems to be stuck in today's general buildsystem issues; see:

The build system outage was resolved, and the above build successfully completed.

I believe that this build fixes the bug, for Fedora 16 onwards, so I'm closing this bug out with resolution "RAWHIDE".

(I don't personally used gget, so I'm not going to apply the patch to the other branches, though that ought to be fairly simple for the package maintainer; see the change mentioned in comment #3 above).

Hope this is helpful
Comment 8 Andre Robatino 2011-06-02 16:50:34 EDT
Some progress, but it's still not working in Rawhide:

[andre@localhost ~]$ gget
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/gget", line 38, in <module>
    from gget.application import Application
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gget/", line 33, in <module>
    import config
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gget/", line 28, in <module>
    import dialogs
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gget/", line 32, in <module>
    import download
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gget/", line 35, in <module>
    from notify import Notification
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gget/", line 30, in <module>
    from status_icon import TrayIcon
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gget/", line 22, in <module>
    import egg.trayicon
ImportError: No module named egg.trayicon
[andre@localhost ~]$
Comment 9 Dave Malcolm 2011-06-02 17:11:22 EDT
(In reply to comment #8)
> Some progress, but it's still not working in Rawhide:
> ImportError: No module named egg.trayicon

Do you have gnome-python2-libegg installed?

$ rpm -qf /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gtk-2.0/egg/
Comment 10 Andre Robatino 2011-06-02 17:40:21 EDT
I didn't, but after installing it that error goes away. However, if I run gget without arguments, it doesn't open any windows, I don't get the prompt back, and top doesn't show significant CPU usage.  It's also very hard to kill - I can't Ctrl-C it, "killall gget" doesn't work, even though "ps -A | grep gget" shows a /usr/bin/gget process. I can kill it with -9, though. Running "gget --help" gives the expected output.
Comment 11 Andre Robatino 2011-06-03 15:39:41 EDT
Someone please reopen, since it's not completely fixed (the GUI never starts). I'll start the process in for Ant Bryan if he doesn't respond soon (he's not listed as being on vacation).
Comment 12 Andre Robatino 2011-06-07 21:45:11 EDT
I filed bug 711629. If this bug is not reopened and the maintainer does not respond, I'll eventually open a new gget bug. I think it would be better to reopen this one, since the description is still fairly accurate (the gget GUI never appears).
Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2011-07-16 12:53:29 EDT
gget-0.0.4-16.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2011-07-16 12:53:37 EDT
gget-0.0.4-16.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
Comment 15 Andre Robatino 2011-07-16 13:15:14 EDT
Tried the rawhide build - the behavior is almost the same as described in comment 10, except that now I can kill it with "kill <PID>", although Ctrl-C still doesn't work. If I try "gget", I get  an "Unhandled exception" window that says

An internal program error has occurred.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/gget", line 42, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gget/", line 83, in run
    self.download_list.add_download(uri, self.config.default_folder)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gget/", line 96, in add_download
    download = Download(uri, path)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gget/", line 85, in __init__
    self.file = os.path.join(path, self.file_name)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 68, in join
    elif path == '' or path.endswith('/'):
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'endswith'

I'm not sure if I'm using it correctly - there doesn't seem to be any documentation, other than the output of "gget --help":

Usage: /usr/bin/gget [OPTION]... [URI]...

  -d, --debug		enable debug messages
  -h, --help		show this help message and exit
Comment 16 Andre Robatino 2011-07-16 13:43:29 EDT
Behavior with F14 and F15 builds is the same. Two steps in the right direction, but still not functional.
Comment 17 Jon Ciesla 2011-07-16 14:46:32 EDT
What I see is with -15 the command line behaviour works, and -16 I get the error in #15.  But with -16, I can open gget with no args, either from the .desktop or the command line, and then use it via the GUI with no issues.  I can quit from the GUI, but hitting Crtl-C on the command line freezes it, and I have to Ctrl-Z and kill -9 <pid>.

But. . .now I can't launch it.  I'm guessing something it requires may have changed from 2.5 to 2.7, but I'm not yet sure what.
Comment 18 Fedora Update System 2011-07-18 18:28:43 EDT
Package gget-0.0.4-16.fc14:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing gget-0.0.4-16.fc14'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 19 Paul Finnigan 2011-08-17 19:35:26 EDT
I used the fc15 package as I run f15. It looks good to me but I have not had time to test it in anger. Gget icon is now showing on the Gnome 3 'panel replacement' and the "/usr/bin/env: python2.5: No such file or directory" message is gone. 

Anything else would be a new bug for me,
Comment 20 Jon Ciesla 2011-08-17 22:12:14 EDT
Ok, let's see what happens.
Comment 21 Fedora Update System 2011-08-19 17:57:16 EDT
gget-0.0.4-16.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 22 Fedora Update System 2011-08-19 17:58:01 EDT
gget-0.0.4-16.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 23 Andre Robatino 2011-08-19 19:36:45 EDT
In F15 with Gnome Shell, it's still not really working for me. If I start it either from the command line or the Applications icon, I see a gget notification icon in the lower right, with a black square. It doesn't work - nothing happens if I click on it. I can kill the process with "kill <PID>" after getting its PID with ps. BTW, "ps -A | grep gget" shows the process name as /usr/bin/gget - other applications seem to use the last component of the path, and you can kill them with "killall <PROCESSNAME>". This doesn't work with gget - neither "killall gget" nor "killall /usr/bin/gget" work, you have to use "kill <PID>".
Comment 24 Nerijus Baliūnas 2011-08-20 10:34:47 EDT
I've just installed 0.0.4-16.fc15 (did not have it installed before), but running it from the console gives an Error:

Could not find configuration directory in GConf
Please make sure that gget.schemas was correctly installed.
Comment 25 Andre Robatino 2011-11-07 16:01:21 EST
After a clean F16 x86_64 install, when attempting to run gget from a terminal I get a popup window

Could not find configuration directory in GConf

Please make sure that gget.schemas was correctly installed.

and get prompt back when closing. No other error messages.
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