I think this is fixed in version 2.2.10, you find an ubuntu package on our website.

Note that 3.0.0 is also released, but that is a .0 release, so do take a backup first if you go that route. No major bugs found yet though.


2008/3/24, Hansjörg Seitz-Jäger <seitz-jaeger@web.de>:
User Information:

Error appears when importing a Gramps-XML-File generated with the
Windows-Version into the Linux-Version.
The problem also appears with the Gramps-GRDB-Files.

Error Details:

41408: ERROR: gramps.py: line 148: Unhandled exception
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/gramps/ViewManager.py", line 887, in import_data
  File "/usr/share/gramps/DbLoader.py", line 311, in import_file
    filename = Utils.get_unicode_path(choose.get_filename())
  File "/usr/share/gramps/Utils.py", line 350, in get_unicode_path
    return unicode(path,sys.getfilesystemencoding())
TypeError: coercing to Unicode: need string or buffer, NoneType found

System Information:

Python version: 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Mar  7 2008, 04:10:12) [GCC 4.1.3
20070929 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.2-16ubuntu2)]
BSDDB version:
Gramps version: 2.2.8-0.SVN
OS: Linux
Distribution: 2.6.22-14-generic

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