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Old 09-12-2005, 09:01 PM   #1
alfNtexas
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** ERROR **: PyGTK (2, 6, 0) required, but (2, 4, 1) found


As per the subject, my debian system is fowled up somehow.. I have purged and reinstalled the pygtk 2.6.x package so many time I can't beging to count them and yet I keep getting this SAME error msg..
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mike@cptnkirk:~ $ hal-device-manager
** ERROR **: PyGTK (2, 6, 0) required, but (2, 4, 1) found.
aborting...
Aborted
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To keep it short and simple, I've done all the pkg-config --modversion and looked at the pygtk pc file and everything says version 2.6.2 is insalled NOT 2.4.1.... I finally looked at the one application that I can run from the CLI and get the error to the screen to see if it could tell me anything... This is what I did..

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mike@cptnkirk:~ $ hal-device-manager << run the application to get the error..
** ERROR **: PyGTK (2, 6, 0) required, but (2, 4, 1) found.
aborting...
Aborted

mike@cptnkirk:~ $ locate hal | grep 'bin/h' << find what 'bin/ directory the executable was in
/usr/bin/hal-get-property
/usr/bin/hal-set-property
/usr/bin/hal-device-manager << ah, haaa, here it is...
/usr/sbin/hald
/sbin/halt
mike@cptnkirk:~ $ cat /usr/bin/hal-device-manager <<dump it to the screen
#!/usr/bin/python

"""This is the main executable for DeviceManager. GTK+/Glade code is based
on simplepy from Shannon -jj Behrens <jjinux@yahoo.com>"""

import sys
import pygtk << MAYBE THIS is where the problem is?
import gtk
import gnome

I have absolutely NO idea where the 'pygtk' is located that this script is wanting to import NOR do I have any idea how it determines what the version number of the pygtk is...

Seems if I could solve this mistery, I MIGHT be able to solve this long time problem... I really think this is also the cause of several applications like GDM and GIMP and others to just DIE without a trace of evidence of what the hell happened to them..

PLS... I'm getting disperate over this one.. if I can't solve it, I'm gona have to backup all my data and try 'yet another' fresh install and I thought those days were all behind me..

Mike..
 
Old 09-12-2005, 11:14 PM   #2
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i don't have or use that module so please forgive errors
try
(all seperate commands)
python
import gobject
gobject.pygtk_version

should return a triple i think
Cntrl d
to exit

python can be a bit tricky about it's modules but i have also noticed people missusing version checking code as well

you could try in that file finding what is most likely a line calling
if gtk.pygtk_version >= (2,6,0):
....

or
pygtk.require('2.6.0')
or something similar
just change it to 2.0 and see if it still works
 
Old 09-14-2005, 03:24 PM   #3
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well you were right about the triplet and it is (2, 4, 1)
soo... now to see if I can find where it is demanding version 2.6 and maybe I can alteast skirt the one problem with hal-device-manager...

will keep you posted..

thanks for the help..
mr mike..
 
  


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