BackendException: Could not initialize backend: No module named gi.repository

Asked by Aaron Lucero on 2015-12-05

Please take it easy on me. I'm new to Linux, just installed it moments ago. I wanna backup my files to an external drive, after selecting My Passport as my backup destination, I tried creating a folder to save my backups, and I tried without the folder destination. I keep getting this error, after I pushed the Backup Now button.
I keep getting this error:

BackendException: Could not initialize backend: No module named gi.repository

I don't know what to do. I'm lost. Please help.

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Status:
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Déjà Dup Edit question
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Solved by:
Aaron Lucero
Solved:
2015-12-07
Last query:
2015-12-07
Last reply:
2015-12-07
Michael Terry (mterry) said : #1

Hrm. Try doing this in a Terminal:

sudo apt-get install python-gi

This problem looks like a bug in the packaging. That package should be installed for you.

Aaron Lucero (aw-lucero) said : #2

It didn't fix it for me. It prompted me for a password. Is it suppose to do that?

Aaron Lucero (aw-lucero) said : #3

I reinstalled Fedora, and tried your suggestion. It suddenly worked. Thanks pal.

John Smisko (john-smisko) said : #4

Running

sudo apt-get install python-gi

Also helped me to restore a backup using Deja Dup with Ubuntu 16.04.

Sandeep C (meetsc) said : #5

This fixed the issue for me. Thanks!