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    Backintime startup issue

    I've been attempting to use backintime for the last couple of days. I installed if by following the directions from this site:

    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/back-in-ti...or-ubuntu.html

    Setting up meld (1.3.0-2) ...

    Setting up nautilus-actions (1.10.1-1) ...

    Setting up backintime-common (0.9.26-3) ...

    Setting up backintime-gnome (0.9.26-3) ...

    Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
    ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
    dav@Dav:/usr$
    Those are the last few lines- there are no errors of any sort. When i attempt to start or load the software by clicking on it via the applications/system tools icon a tab in the task bar pops-up which reads "starting Backintime" then it just disappears and nothing happens.

    Any ideas on what to do? I've restarted and i've uninstalled and reinstalled and get the same result. I'm running 9.10 glnx86 with an AMD 64 bit processor. I also have Grsync installed but i would like to experiment with backintime.

    Thanks in advance for the help!!
    Last edited by Bridgestone24; April 23rd, 2010 at 07:07 PM.

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    Re: Backintime startup issue

    Any ideas? Suggestions??

    I tried running through terminal and received this message:
    dav@Dav:~$ backintime-gnome
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/share/backintime/gnome/app.py", line 27, in <module>
    import pygtk
    ImportError: No module named pygtk
    dav@Dav:~$
    Does anyone know how to automate Grsync? I like how Time Machine does a backup every hour automatically. If i could find that or set up Grsync to do that it would be great. My hopes were that backintime would let me.

    Thanks for the help.
    Last edited by Bridgestone24; April 25th, 2010 at 07:37 PM.

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    Re: Backintime startup issue

    I've been searching around for the last hour or so and discovered that pygtk is from the python package. I ran "sudo apt-get install python-gtk2" and it said it was up-to-date.

    I followed another forum which suggested uninstalling and reinstalling python. I did so and then reinstalled my ubuntu-desktop which was uninstalled with python.

    After all that i reinstalled backintime and the same error as listed above appeared.

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    Re: Backintime startup issue

    Don't you have it in your repos.?
    Back in Time click to install
    It's in mine but I run Ubuntu Ultimate Edition so I have more repos. I really don't know if it's in the standard repo. or not. I use it.
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    Re: Backintime startup issue

    Thanks for the reply.

    I used the install method from the first post a couple times then when searching the repos. I found backintime there and have been installing and uninstalling via package manager. I'm pretty sure the link above adds the backintime-common and gnome to the repos. list.

    Still same error appears. I would really like to get this running.
    Last edited by Bridgestone24; April 25th, 2010 at 09:00 PM.

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    Re: Backintime startup issue

    You're welcome. Lets start with a clean slate.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge backintime-gnome
    Are you familiar with adding PPA's?
    If so here is the back in time ppa
    https://launchpad.net/~bit-team/+archive/testing

    If not say so and I can tell you how to do it.

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    Re: Backintime startup issue

    It's so simple here it is. Each line is a separate command so run them one at a time. I could combine them but this is simple anyway.

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bit-team/testing
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install backintime-gnome
    all done
    Applications > System Tools > Back in Time

    P.S. ubuntugeek is a good site but that was either for 8.10 or 9.04 since it was dated July 12, 2009
    Last edited by 2hot6ft2; April 25th, 2010 at 09:04 PM.

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    Re: Backintime startup issue

    Thanks for the help! hmm, I'm not familiar with that acronym. I do most work through the terminal but I'm still learning.

    OKay...
    I purged backintime and then ran the three commands you listed. I tried to run backintime via the applications but still the same "starting backintime" then its killed.. I ran backintime-gnome via terminal and the same error appears.

    dav@Dav:~$ backintime-gnome
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/share/backintime/gnome/app.py", line 27, in <module>
    import pygtk
    ImportError: No module named pygtk
    I uninstalled, went into my sources.list and removed the le-web.org from the first time to make sure there wasn't a conflict with the install. I reinstalled and again got the same error.

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    Re: Backintime startup issue

    Ok. Time to find pygtk 2.0 I guess. Back in a few.
    This is going to sound stupid but do you have gmountiso installed?
    The reason I ask is that it I found this "Gmountiso, a PyGTK GUI" and PyGTK is what it says it can't find.
    Try installing it and see if it fixes the pygtk missing error
    gmountiso install link

    And see if gmountiso starts it will be in
    Applications > System Tools > Gmount-iso
    If gmount works then pygtk is not missing but backintime's not finding it.
    Last edited by 2hot6ft2; April 25th, 2010 at 09:35 PM.

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    Re: Backintime startup issue

    I was searching around too just now and ran "apt-cache search pygtk"

    A large list with pygtk is printed including:
    python-gtk-vnc - A VNC viewer widget for GTK+ (Python binding)
    python-gtk2-dev - GTK+ bindings: devel files
    python-gtk2-tutorial - tutorial for the GTK2 python library
    gmountiso - This is Gmountiso, a PyGTK GUI to mount your cd images

    and guess what- i run Gmount-iso and get this...

    dav@Dav:~$ Gmount-iso
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/bin/Gmount-iso", line 29, in <module>
    import gtk, gobject
    ImportError: No module named gtk
    *becoming humorous* haha

    i ran "apt-cache search gtk"
    python-galago-gtk - GTK+ widgets for the Galago presence library (Python interface)
    python-galago-gtk-dev - Galago presence library (Python interface)


    So then i just tried a random program that i know runs with pygtk , Rhythem Music Player, which also fails at startup.
    Last edited by Bridgestone24; April 25th, 2010 at 09:55 PM.

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