View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't open Software Sources

May 4th, 2009, 09:48 PM
I've had a lot of problems upgrading - I had to re-boot my machine during the middle of it because it had locked on update-passwd, but I've been able to restart it and using the command line, get it updated.

Now I'm having a problem with changing the Software Sources - I select System | Software Sources, it tries to start up the GUI, then just goes away. Any ideas?

Also having problems with the display - grrr.

May 5th, 2009, 01:06 AM
Try starting it from a terminal to see if it provides any more info on why it is closing

gksu software-properties-gtk

May 5th, 2009, 01:33 AM
Gave that a try and got

gksu software-properties-gtk
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/software-properties-gtk", line 44, in <module>
from softwareproperties.gtk.SoftwarePropertiesGtk import SoftwarePropertiesGtk
ImportError: No module named softwareproperties.gtk.SoftwarePropertiesGtk

May 5th, 2009, 01:45 AM
Try reinstalling the software-properties-gtk package

sudo apt-get --reinstall install software-properties-gtk

May 5th, 2009, 02:51 AM
Gave that a shot and still having the same problem.

PS - Love Melbourne - I need to get myself back to Australia!

May 5th, 2009, 05:42 AM

sudo dpkg-reconfigure python-software-properties I also found a open bugreport, if you have any additional info that might help feel free to add it to the bugreport.