awn preferences doesn't work

Asked by klaasmoerman on 2007-08-21


a few minutes ago I installed awn, following the instructions on:

the window navigator works fine, but when I try to open the preferences, I get this error message:
klaas@KLAAS:~$ awn-manager
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/bin/awn-manager", line 199, in <module>
    awnmanager = AwnManager()
  File "/usr/local/bin/awn-manager", line 97, in __init__
    self.launchManager = awnLauncher(self.wTree, self.AWN_CONFIG_DIR)
  File "/usr/local/share/avant-window-navigator/awn-manager/", line 66, in __init__
  File "/usr/local/share/avant-window-navigator/awn-manager/", line 124, in make_model
  File "/usr/local/share/avant-window-navigator/awn-manager/", line 134, in refresh_tree
    self.model.set_value (row, 0, self.make_icon (i))
  File "/usr/local/share/avant-window-navigator/awn-manager/", line 168, in make_icon
    if "/" in name:
TypeError: argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable

what's wrong, and what can I do to get it work properly?


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Did you previously have AWN installed? If so you might want to try a complete removal and reinstall. Some major things have changed recently and the upgrade might not have gone smoothly...

AWN has just upgraded to a more robust way to handle preference, awn-manager. There seems to be a bug effecting a number of folks, you're not alone. If that doesn't work, this one might just take a little patience; hopefully it will be resolved soon.

See this bug:

the complete removal did solve the problem!
thank you

HunkyBill (hunkybill) said : #3

Not sure what you did by "complete removal" to get this working. Could you possibly elaborate?

I have removed all traces of the old SVN version I had (AFAIK).. and then I manually built the program and installed it. awm-manager continues to blow out for the same reason?

I removed all the traces of my previous installation and then I installed it using the ubuntu repository:

and then it worked!


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