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2008/9/13 Thomas B√łgh Fangel <>
User Information:

Trying to open a gramps db from an earlier version

Error Details:

33230: ERROR: line 148: Unhandled exception
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/gramps/", line 891, in open_activate
(filename,filetype) = self.db_loader.open_file()
File "/usr/share/gramps/", line 114, in open_file
File "/usr/share/gramps/", line 465, in read_file
_("Could not open file: %s") % filename, msg )
File "/usr/share/gramps/", line 174, in __init__
TypeError: GtkMessageDialog.format_secondary_markup() argument 1 must be string or None, not exceptions.ValueError

System Information:

Python version: 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Oct 5 2007, 13:36:32) [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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