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Old 06-02-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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dispatch-conf aborts

I have just freshly installed gentoo, and get an error when I run dispatch-conf. I get
# dispatch-conf
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/dispatch-conf", line 493, in <module>
    portage.settings.get('CONFIG_PROTECT', '')))
  File "/usr/sbin/dispatch-conf", line 266, in grind
  File "/usr/sbin/dispatch-conf", line 447, in clear_screen
TypeError: must be str, not None
CONFIG_PROTECT and CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK are not changed from what was installed.
CONFIG_PROTECT='/usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt /usr/share/config /usr/share/polkit-1/actions'
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK='/etc/gentoo-release /etc/sandbox.d /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/terminfo /etc/ca-certificates.conf'
Old 06-04-2013, 08:33 AM   #2
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I don't use dispatch.conf (always found etc-update enough to be enough, for the kind of task it does).

But for the little python I know, it could be either a but in dispatch-conf, a wrong version of python trying to run code thought for some other version, or an unexpected syntax in make.conf or any other input file (unmatched quotation marks and the like).

Not much, but since no one else answered...
Old 06-05-2013, 06:33 AM   #3
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Thanks. I'll continue using cfg-update.


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