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  1. #1
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    May 2008

    [SOLVED] in Ubuntu

    Hi list,

    it's probably me, but each time i read in Python related software the word 'easy' i get nervous. I am trying to install something - can't figure out how or what it should be - to repair the message
    'ImportError: No module named glade' popping up when i try to start the program 'meld'.

    I have two python versions (2.4 and 2.5). There are a number of eggs around, site-packages and all kinds of other magic, but after the Ubuntu meld install i get this 'no glade' message. I have tried a lot of things, like changing the standard python (from 2.4 to 2.5), install pygtk through easy_install (which wasn't easy, despite the reassuring program title), find something akin to glade in eggs on pypi but to no avail.

    I have used apt-get install python-gtk2 python-glade2
    Even that doesn't help.

    Which magic incantation should i use to be able to import in python 2.5 or python 2.4 prompts?

    Thank you for helping me out!
    Last edited by FruitCase; October 23rd, 2008 at 05:08 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Re: in Ubuntu

    It's not easy to be too stupid for ubuntu, python But i manage it nicely.
    Just for fun, trying to get glade working somehow . ..

    > python
    Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Jul 31 2008, 17:28:52)
    [GCC 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)] on linux2
    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
    >>> import sys
    >>> print sys.path
    ['', '/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c9-py2.5.egg', '/usr/lib/', '/usr/lib/python2.5', '/usr/lib/python2.5/plat-linux2', '/usr/lib/python2.5/lib-tk', '/usr/lib/python2.5/lib-dynload', '/usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages', '/usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/gtk-2.0', '/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages', '/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Numeric', '/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/PIL', '/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/gst-0.10', '/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/gtk-2.0', '/var/lib/python-support/python2.5', '/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/gtk-2.0', '/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/wx-2.8-gtk2-unicode']

    > meld .
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/bin/meld", line 93, in <module>
    import meldapp
    File "/usr/lib/meld/", line 23, in <module>
    ImportError: No module named glade

    Okay, so i need something called glade in python. Where can i get glade?
    Glade is imported like so, import, so maybe it's part of the gtk package. Lets try and get gtk in python::

    >>> import gtk

    But, no dice.
    K, so, gtk and python, perhaps pygtk should be reinstalled as it is clearly not complete for there is no

    Lets try:
    Get pygtk,

    tar -zvxf pygtk-2.12.1.tar.gz, ./configure
    The following modules will be built:

    gtk with 2.12 API

    The following modules will NOT be built:

    Aaggghhhh, never mind. Why will it not build
    checking for LIBGLADE... no
    Okay, so what is libglade? See, nice description but i just want meld to work. So, what do i do? Download, pffew ...

    > ./congigure
    looks nice, so onward:
    > make
    In file included from glade-init.c:34:
    glade-private.h:33: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before 'GtkTooltips'

    Aaaaggghhhhh, never mind. Why, what should i do?
    Perhaps this will help: sudo apt-get install libglade2-dev

    No dice. Stumped again. Sob, i just want meld to work ...
    But, there is something called libglade2-dev, so perhaps simply doing sudo apt-get install libglade2 might do the trick. Where can i find it?

    Somewhere there is something called libglade-gnome0 and libglade-gnome0-dev, so perhaps that's it? Nope. Might it be libglade2-0?

    libglade2-0 is already the newest version. Sigh, stumped again. Aaaaggghhh, what to do now? Perhaps libglade-2.0.0 does work?
    Nope, same problem. It must be me, nobody has this hassle with just wanting to run meld, otherwise it wouldn't exist.
    Perhaps a later version, so i try libglade-2.6.3.
    ./configure (fingers crossed), make, install. It worked.

    Back to pygtk.
    The following modules will be built:

    gtk with 2.12 API

    Victory at last. A huge amount of warnings later. Looks scary.
    make, make install

    Right. So far so good.
    > python

    >>> import gtk
    >>> import

    Pffew, finaly.

    meld .

    Ah, thank you ubuntu for the update of python

  3. #3
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    Feb 2009

    Re: [SOLVED] in Ubuntu

    Thanks a lot for this post,
    I was trying to install linphone from source on ubuntu intrepid, which eventually lead me to install libglade,
    I was stuck with the same error,
    glade-private.h:33: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before 'GtkTooltips'
    As per your post I tried libglade2.6.3 and it worked.

    Thanks a lot.

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