after a brief investigation within the synaptic package manager I came across a reference to python-sqlite3. It seems it is repackaged/offered (at least to hardy users) as python-apsw.
Inserting this in place of python-sqlite3 worked for my install and I can now run the software. However, I'm still not able to import any of my .pdf files...all of them output an error as follows:
deseb: gPapers.schema_evolution module found (24 fingerprints, 12 evolutions)
deseb: fingerprint for 'gPapers' is 'fv1:-1497796564' (unrecognized)
trying to fetch: ['/home/339.pdf']
-1265013872 importing paper = /home/339.pdf
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./gpapers/gPapers.py", line 332, in import_document
paper.save_full_text_file( defaultfilters.slugify(os.path.split(filename).replace('.pdf',''))+'.pdf', data )
AttributeError: 'Paper' object has no attribute 'save_full_text_file'
Also, how can we go about seeing this seemingly wonderful program make its way into the repositories for easier install/use?