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Old 02-13-2017, 05:12 PM   #16
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Code:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSources/mintSources.py", line 1558, in <module>
    Application().run()
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSources/mintSources.py", line 716, in __init__
    if self.config["general"]["use_ppas"] == "false":
KeyError: 'general'
 
Old 02-13-2017, 05:24 PM   #17
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Ok, assuming that there isn't a problem with the apt Python files themselves (there could well be, but we'll exhaust other possibilities first), we'll need to temporarily move the non-official repo sources files to another location.

But first,

cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d

Just to check that there are no real oddities in there:

ls -la
 
Old 02-13-2017, 05:29 PM   #18
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Ok, assuming that there isn't a problem with the apt Python files themselves (there could well be, but we'll exhaust other possibilities first), we'll need to temporarily move the non-official repo sources files to another location.

But first,

cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d

Just to check that there are no real oddities in there:

ls -la

Code:
total 28
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan  1 10:07 .
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Jan  1 10:08 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   79 Jan  1 10:07 dukto.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  189 Dec 26 21:38 google-chrome.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  120 Dec 26 21:54 numix-ppa-xenial.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  537 Dec 26 21:28 official-package-repositories.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  134 Dec 26 23:15 webupd8team-java-xenial.list
 
Old 02-13-2017, 05:42 PM   #19
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Thanks. Let's make a copy of all the repo list files, but only leave the official list in sources.list.d:

cd /etc/apt/

sudo mv sources.list.d disposablehero (as good a name as any)

sudo mkdir sources.list.d

sudo cp disposablehero/official-package-repositories.list sources.list.d


Then try running software-sources again.
 
Old 02-13-2017, 06:38 PM   #20
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I haven't heard back from you and I need to go to sleep, so if anything goes wrong, you can restore your previous setup with:

cd /etc/apt/

sudo rm -r sources.list.d

sudo mv disposablehero sources.list.d
 
Old 02-13-2017, 08:11 PM   #21
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Maybe I'm not really understanding your problem... I'm running Mint 18 and just used the Software Manager to install Kodi. I then searched for Youtube for a video of how find add-ons which I think gives info on repository additions (see 'System' > 'Settings' > 'add ons' > 'Add from Repository' within Kodi for repository info)

Sorry, not a very detailed post but maybe slightly useful?

Play Bonny!

 
Old 02-13-2017, 11:50 PM   #22
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Thanks. Let's make a copy of all the repo list files, but only leave the official list in sources.list.d:

cd /etc/apt/

sudo mv sources.list.d disposablehero (as good a name as any)

sudo mkdir sources.list.d

sudo cp disposablehero/official-package-repositories.list sources.list.d


Then try running software-sources again.
Hi,

Apologies, I fell asleep . I performed the above steps but got the same error when attempting to run software-sources

Code:
    Application().run()
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSources/mintSources.py", line 716, in __init__
    if self.config["general"]["use_ppas"] == "false":
KeyError: 'general'
 
Old 02-14-2017, 12:12 AM   #23
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Hi,

Apologies, I fell asleep . I performed the above steps but got the same error when attempting to run software-sources

Code:
    Application().run()
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSources/mintSources.py", line 716, in __init__
    if self.config["general"]["use_ppas"] == "false":
KeyError: 'general'
You and me both. Ok, we'll need to dig deeper. My apologies for this.

Following https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=188986, can you please post the output from:

cat /etc/linuxmint/mintSystem.conf
 
Old 02-14-2017, 11:16 AM   #24
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To the OP:
Have you tried to upgrade python on this system?

Last edited by Habitual; 02-14-2017 at 11:17 AM. Reason: s/update/upgrade
 
Old 02-14-2017, 02:03 PM   #25
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You and me both. Ok, we'll need to dig deeper. My apologies for this.

Following https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=188986, can you please post the output from:

cat /etc/linuxmint/mintSystem.conf

Hi hydrurga,

No need to apologise - thanks for the help.

All that came up for the above code was:

Code:
[global]
enabled = True

[restore]

Quote:
Originally Posted by Habitual View Post
To the OP:
Have you tried to upgrade python on this system?
Hi Habitual,

Not that I am aware of.
 
Old 02-14-2017, 02:20 PM   #26
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Hi hydrurga,

No need to apologise - thanks for the help.

All that came up for the above code was:

Code:
[global]
enabled = True

[restore]
Same as I have. I think Habitual may be close to the truth - it looks as if Python, apt, and/or software sources are misconfigured somehow. May well be above my pay grade. Re-installing Python would be quite demanding, the other two a little less but involving a number of dependency-related walls to clamber over.

Anyway, in the hope that someone else who knows more than I do comes to the fore, or at least while I mull this over, can you post the output from:

lsb_release -a
 
Old 02-14-2017, 02:25 PM   #27
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Same as I have. I think Habitual may be close to the truth - it looks as if Python, apt, and/or software sources are misconfigured somehow. May well be above my pay grade. Re-installing Python would be quite demanding, the other two a little less but involving a number of dependency-related walls to clamber over.

Anyway, in the hope that someone else who knows more than I do comes to the fore, or at least while I mull this over, can you post the output from:

lsb_release -a
No problem, thanks for the help so far - at least we've narrowed it down.

Code:
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Release:	16.04
Codename:	xenial
 
Old 02-14-2017, 04:42 PM   #28
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On LinuxMint in the last 6 or so releases, one can execute
Code:
mintsources
and authenticate and then be presented with "Software Sources"
 
Old 02-14-2017, 04:56 PM   #29
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On LinuxMint in the last 6 or so releases, one can execute
Code:
mintsources
and authenticate and then be presented with "Software Sources"
mintsources is a symbolic link to software-sources which is what the OP has been trying to run.
 
Old 02-14-2017, 05:06 PM   #30
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mintsources is a symbolic link to software-sources which is what the OP has been trying to run.
Thanks.

I'm out.
 
  


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