Before we go further, 2.0.3 is an old version of gramps.
Linspire should package the new version. Please complain
to them and ask to package the current version, 2.0.9.
This is not the first complaint about Linspire,
and the problems below should not appear with proper
packaging. Ask them to talk to us if they are having
problems with packaging recent gramps version.
On Fri, 2006-01-27 at 18:15 -0800, Marby K. Eacret wrote:
> Hi, GRAMPS Support:
> GRAMPS was installed on my computer via Linspire's CNR service. I am=20
> running Linspire 5.0.347. GRAMPS appeared to have installed with now=20
> errors. Yet, when I attempt to open a database I've created it gives me=20
> the following error message:
> GRAMPS has encountered an internal error.
> Please copy the message below and post a bug report
> at http://sourceforge.net/projects/gramps or send an
> email message to gramps-bugs@...
> GRAMPS : 2.0.3-1
> LANG : en_US
> Python : 2.3.4 final
> GTK : 2.4.13
> PyGTK : 2.4.1
> OS : Debian 3.1
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/usr/share/gramps/gramps.py", line 95, in run
> File "/usr/share/gramps/gramps_main.py", line 177, in __init__
> File "/usr/share/gramps/ArgHandler.py", line 99, in __init__
> File "/usr/share/gramps/ArgHandler.py", line 401, in handle_args
> File "/usr/share/gramps/DbPrompter.py", line 111, in __init__
> if prompter.chooser():
> File "/usr/share/gramps/DbPrompter.py", line 193, in chooser
> filetype =3D get_mime_type(filename)
> RuntimeError: there was an error reading the file
> I looked in to the GRAMPS forum and found that something that should=20
> have been installed with GRAMPS may have not been installed. Be=20
> apprised, _I have no technical knowledge_---*just an=20
> end-user*---therefore, is there any other information you need? /*and*/,=20
> how do I provide it for you?
Seems like a problem with determining the mime type.
I would guess that the gnome-vfs (or python-gnome-vfs)
is not installed, but it's hard to say for sure.
But as I said, properly packaged deb should not allow
installation without satisfying all dependencies. I would
strongly advice you ask Linspire people to talk to us.
I assume you paid for your distribution, don't hesitate
to tell them your feedback.
P.S. This is not to discourage you -- if you want to get
to the bottom of this yourself then we can try debugging it.
I just think that if you're not particularly interested in
the way package dependencies work then you may want to
have your vendors do their job :-)
Alexander Roitman http://www.gramps-project.org