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    Graham P Davis NNTP User

    Default 11.1 and Gramps

    I've just installed 11.1 over 11.0 and found that Gramps application does
    not start up, just a bouncing cursor for a while and then nothing. I
    thought I'd try un-installing then re-installing it via Yast but Yast
    couldn't un-install it. Any ideas as to what I should try next?

    I'm using KDE 3.5. Gramps is a Gnome application but runs happily on KDE -
    or did till now.

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    Default Re: 11.1 and Gramps

    On Saturday 20 December 2008 13:11, Graham P Davis wrote:

    > I've just installed 11.1 over 11.0 and found that Gramps application
    > does not start up, just a bouncing cursor for a while and then nothing.
    > I thought I'd try un-installing then re-installing it via Yast but Yast
    > couldn't un-install it. Any ideas as to what I should try next?
    >
    > I'm using KDE 3.5. Gramps is a Gnome application but runs happily on KDE
    > - or did till now.


    Sorry I can't help you rigt now.
    I'm about to switch to 11.1, too. (from 10.0)

    Is Gramps in the standard repositories, now ?

    If it is, I can perhaps make a quick install on my laptop, and try Gramps
    there.


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  3. #3
    Graham P Davis NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.1 and Gramps

    Graham P Davis wrote:

    > I've just installed 11.1 over 11.0 and found that Gramps application does
    > not start up, just a bouncing cursor for a while and then nothing. I
    > thought I'd try un-installing then re-installing it via Yast but Yast
    > couldn't un-install it. Any ideas as to what I should try next?
    >
    > I'm using KDE 3.5. Gramps is a Gnome application but runs happily on KDE -
    > or did till now.
    >



    The problem is mainly down to a missing module, _bsddb, and is a known bug.
    See https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=441088. So it's a matter of
    waiting for the update.

    Still doesn't explain why Gramps won't un-install.


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  4. #4
    Graham P Davis NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.1 and Gramps

    Graham P Davis wrote:

    > Graham P Davis wrote:
    >
    >> I've just installed 11.1 over 11.0 and found that Gramps application does
    >> not start up, just a bouncing cursor for a while and then nothing. I
    >> thought I'd try un-installing then re-installing it via Yast but Yast
    >> couldn't un-install it. Any ideas as to what I should try next?
    >>
    >> I'm using KDE 3.5. Gramps is a Gnome application but runs happily on KDE
    >> - or did till now.
    >>

    >
    >
    > The problem is mainly down to a missing module, _bsddb, and is a known
    > bug. See https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=441088. So it's a
    > matter of waiting for the update.
    >
    > Still doesn't explain why Gramps won't un-install.
    >
    >


    This bug is labelled "resolved". From my point of view, a bug isn't resolved
    until the fix is distributed.

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  5. #5
    Robert Carlson NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.1 and Gramps

    Graham P Davis wrote:
    > Graham P Davis wrote:
    >
    >> Graham P Davis wrote:
    >>
    >>> I've just installed 11.1 over 11.0 and found that Gramps application does
    >>> not start up, just a bouncing cursor for a while and then nothing. I
    >>> thought I'd try un-installing then re-installing it via Yast but Yast
    >>> couldn't un-install it. Any ideas as to what I should try next?
    >>>
    >>> I'm using KDE 3.5. Gramps is a Gnome application but runs happily on KDE
    >>> - or did till now.
    >>>

    >>
    >> The problem is mainly down to a missing module, _bsddb, and is a known
    >> bug. See https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=441088. So it's a
    >> matter of waiting for the update.
    >>
    >> Still doesn't explain why Gramps won't un-install.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > This bug is labelled "resolved". From my point of view, a bug isn't resolved
    > until the fix is distributed.
    >


    Elsewhere I saw a message claiming that installation of Python-2.6.0-3.2
    from the openSUSE factory resolved the problem. The version of Python
    running on my 11.1 system is 2.6.0-2.16. I have had no success in
    searching for 2.6.0-3.2. If it is for real, I would dearly love to be
    able to obtain it so that I can finally get GRAMPS running on my system.

  6. #6
    Graham P Davis NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.1 and Gramps

    Robert Carlson wrote:

    > Elsewhere I saw a message claiming that installation of Python-2.6.0-3.2
    > from the openSUSE factory resolved the problem. The version of Python
    > running on my 11.1 system is 2.6.0-2.16. I have had no success in
    > searching for 2.6.0-3.2. If it is for real, I would dearly love to be
    > able to obtain it so that I can finally get GRAMPS running on my system.


    http://download.opensuse.org/factory/repo/oss/
    I added this to my repositories and updated gramps. Be sure to un-enable it
    straight afterwards!

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  7. #7
    Robert Carlson NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.1 and Gramps

    Graham P Davis wrote:
    > Robert Carlson wrote:
    >
    >> Elsewhere I saw a message claiming that installation of Python-2.6.0-3.2
    >> from the openSUSE factory resolved the problem. The version of Python
    >> running on my 11.1 system is 2.6.0-2.16. I have had no success in
    >> searching for 2.6.0-3.2. If it is for real, I would dearly love to be
    >> able to obtain it so that I can finally get GRAMPS running on my system.

    >
    > http://download.opensuse.org/factory/repo/oss/
    > I added this to my repositories and updated gramps. Be sure to un-enable it
    > straight afterwards!
    >


    Thanks much. I updated and un-enabled. Now have Python 2.6.0-4.1.
    Haven't been able to install GRAMPS, though, as when I try in YasT,
    nothing is found for gramps. The repository as I have it in YaST is:

    /repositories/home:/rbos/openSUSE_11.1/

  8. #8
    Graham P Davis NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.1 and Gramps

    Robert Carlson wrote:

    > Graham P Davis wrote:
    >> Robert Carlson wrote:
    >>
    >>> Elsewhere I saw a message claiming that installation of Python-2.6.0-3.2
    >>> from the openSUSE factory resolved the problem. The version of Python
    >>> running on my 11.1 system is 2.6.0-2.16. I have had no success in
    >>> searching for 2.6.0-3.2. If it is for real, I would dearly love to be
    >>> able to obtain it so that I can finally get GRAMPS running on my system.

    >>
    >> http://download.opensuse.org/factory/repo/oss/
    >> I added this to my repositories and updated gramps. Be sure to un-enable
    >> it straight afterwards!
    >>

    >
    > Thanks much. I updated and un-enabled. Now have Python 2.6.0-4.1.
    > Haven't been able to install GRAMPS, though, as when I try in YasT,
    > nothing is found for gramps. The repository as I have it in YaST is:
    >
    > /repositories/home:/rbos/openSUSE_11.1/


    Richard Bos hasn't updated the OpenSUSE version of GRAMPS for a while - 3
    updates behindhand. I installed 11.1 over 11.0 so didn't have to re-install
    Gramps. I suggest using the 11.0 repository instead of 11.1. I've tried the
    3.0.4 rpm from the Gramps site but had no success with that although I
    haven't tried since updating Python.

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  9. #9
    Graham P Davis NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.1 and Gramps

    Graham P Davis wrote:

    > Robert Carlson wrote:
    >
    >> Graham P Davis wrote:
    >>> Robert Carlson wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Elsewhere I saw a message claiming that installation of
    >>>> Python-2.6.0-3.2 from the openSUSE factory resolved the problem. The
    >>>> version of Python running on my 11.1 system is 2.6.0-2.16. I have had
    >>>> no success in
    >>>> searching for 2.6.0-3.2. If it is for real, I would dearly love to be
    >>>> able to obtain it so that I can finally get GRAMPS running on my
    >>>> system.
    >>>
    >>> http://download.opensuse.org/factory/repo/oss/
    >>> I added this to my repositories and updated gramps. Be sure to un-enable
    >>> it straight afterwards!
    >>>

    >>
    >> Thanks much. I updated and un-enabled. Now have Python 2.6.0-4.1.
    >> Haven't been able to install GRAMPS, though, as when I try in YasT,
    >> nothing is found for gramps. The repository as I have it in YaST is:
    >>
    >> /repositories/home:/rbos/openSUSE_11.1/

    >
    > Richard Bos hasn't updated the OpenSUSE version of GRAMPS for a while - 3
    > updates behindhand. I installed 11.1 over 11.0 so didn't have to
    > re-install Gramps. I suggest using the 11.0 repository instead of 11.1.
    > I've tried the 3.0.4 rpm from the Gramps site but had no success with that
    > although I haven't tried since updating Python.
    >


    From Prexy's post, the latest correct repository is
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_11.1/

    Note that this isn't the Education repository you get when adding via
    repository and has to added by URL.

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  10. #10
    Robert Carlson NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.1 and Gramps

    Graham P Davis wrote:
    > Graham P Davis wrote:
    >
    >> Robert Carlson wrote:
    >>
    >>> Graham P Davis wrote:
    >>>> Robert Carlson wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Elsewhere I saw a message claiming that installation of
    >>>>> Python-2.6.0-3.2 from the openSUSE factory resolved the problem. The
    >>>>> version of Python running on my 11.1 system is 2.6.0-2.16. I have had
    >>>>> no success in
    >>>>> searching for 2.6.0-3.2. If it is for real, I would dearly love to be
    >>>>> able to obtain it so that I can finally get GRAMPS running on my
    >>>>> system.
    >>>> http://download.opensuse.org/factory/repo/oss/
    >>>> I added this to my repositories and updated gramps. Be sure to un-enable
    >>>> it straight afterwards!
    >>>>
    >>> Thanks much. I updated and un-enabled. Now have Python 2.6.0-4.1.
    >>> Haven't been able to install GRAMPS, though, as when I try in YasT,
    >>> nothing is found for gramps. The repository as I have it in YaST is:
    >>>
    >>> /repositories/home:/rbos/openSUSE_11.1/

    >> Richard Bos hasn't updated the OpenSUSE version of GRAMPS for a while - 3
    >> updates behindhand. I installed 11.1 over 11.0 so didn't have to
    >> re-install Gramps. I suggest using the 11.0 repository instead of 11.1.
    >> I've tried the 3.0.4 rpm from the Gramps site but had no success with that
    >> although I haven't tried since updating Python.
    >>

    >
    > From Prexy's post, the latest correct repository is
    > http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_11.1/
    >
    > Note that this isn't the Education repository you get when adding via
    > repository and has to added by URL.
    >

    Well, that repository gave me 3.0.4 alright, but that is vastly
    different from 2 and appears to have no way to load a .grdb file created
    with version 2, so I uninstalled it. So it is at least possible to
    uninstall it. The install seems to have had some unwanted consequences.
    One thing I notice since is that my fonts on Thunderbird, which I was
    satisfied with, are now different.

    Now to see about getting two via the 11.0 repository or whatever.

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