You directly opened a GEDCOM file. This is dangerous, as on close, GRAMPS will write away the new data as it understands it, and hence, will overwrite the data. It is better to start a database and import the gedcom into it.

About the bug, your gedcom had missing links, like people referring to families but not being part of the family. You can correct this in GRAMPS with the check and repair tool, which will correct missing links. You might run the rebuild reference tables tool and rebuild sec index tool first so as to certainly have some database tables correct.

Note that you should best upgrade to version 2.2.10 or version 3.0.0. First backup your data by export to a .gramps xml file in GRAMPS 2.2.8, then do the upgrade to the version you want. You find ubuntu package on our website.


2008/4/7, Alariel aka Christian <>:
User Information:

Eigentlich habe ich nur das Programm geschlossen...
I just closed the program...

Error Details:

104815: ERROR: line 148: Unhandled exception
Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/share/gramps/", line 492, in quit
   File "/usr/share/gramps/GrampsDb/", line 73, in close
   File "/usr/share/gramps/GrampsDb/", line 598, in
   File "/usr/share/gramps/GrampsDb/", line 659, in
     mother_alive = Utils.probably_alive(person,self.db)
   File "/usr/share/gramps/", line 776, in probably_alive
     if ancestors_too_old (person, current_year):
   File "/usr/share/gramps/", line 742, in ancestors_too_old
     if ancestors_too_old (father, year - average_generation_gap):
   File "/usr/share/gramps/", line 720, in ancestors_too_old
     father_birth_ref = father.get_birth_ref()
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_birth_ref'

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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