python problems install onboard

Asked by Joris van Dongen on 2017-06-01

I have some trouble to install onboard on lubuntu 16.04 LTS. I downloaded the latest version (1.4.1). Upacked it and try to install it with sudo ./setup.py install. Lubuntu returns that i have to install python-distutils-extra. I installed it with : sudo apt-get install python-distutils-extra. Everything went well as far i can see.
Now back to the onboard installer again. I try to install it with : sudo ./setup.py install. Lubuntu again that i have to install python-distutils-extra which i just did. I checked with Synaptic if i have installed it correctly and it seems to be okay . (version 2.39-1) What i'n missing, what i do wrong?

Thnx

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Francesco Fumanti
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2017-06-02
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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

Why don't you try installing the pre-built version from a PPA, e.g. https://launchpad.net/~onboard/+archive/ubuntu/stable

Joris van Dongen (jovdo) said : #2

I tried that first. The installation went well but i couldn't get it working. After configuring i started onboard. No onboard icon appears.

With Lubuntu 14.04LTS i did excactly the same and it worked fine?!

Francesco Fumanti (frafu) said : #3

Hi,

I just installed Lubuntu 16.04 in a virtual machine and performed the updates. I opened the Synaptic Package Manager shipping with Lubuntu and searched for Onboard and it found version 1.2.0, which I installed.

Onboard was afterwards available in the Universal Access menu in the menu at the bottom left of the screen.

Thus, I would suggest that you remove the files that you installed manually, disable the Onboard PPA and try to install the version shipping in the xenial repositories.

I don't know at the moment, why version 1.4.1 from the PPA is not visible in Lubuntu 16.04.

Hoping to have been helpful.

Francesco

Best Francesco Fumanti (frafu) said : #4

Hi again,

Version 1.4.1 is indeed broken for Lubuntu 16.04, but the current development version already has a fix (according to the error message I think trunk revision 2255) for that problem. You can find an updated package in our Snapshots PPA:
https://launchpad.net/~onboard/+archive/ubuntu/snapshots

Cheers

Joris van Dongen (jovdo) said : #5

Hi Fransesco, It works!!! Thanks. But how did you know that this would work? I have read a lot on launchpad about Onboard. None of the bugs i have read seems to be the same as my problem.

I want to learn more how to navigate through al the pages.

Again...thnx a lot!

Joris van Dongen (jovdo) said : #6

Thanks Francesco Fumanti, that solved my question.

Francesco Fumanti (frafu) said : #7

Hi Joris,

I am glad, Onboard is now working for you.

When Onboard does not start up, you can try to start it by typing "onboard" in a terminal. This way, you normally see the error output of Onboard. The error output I got reminded me of the bug.

Afterwards, I tried the version available in our Snapshots PPA and it worked.

Thus, I decided to add the extra information about the revision of the fix in my reply mainly for marmuta, the main Onboard developer, to let him know what was going on.

Have a nice week-end.

Francesco Hi Joris,

I am glad, Onboard is now working for you.

When Onboard does not start up, you can try to start it by typing "onboard" in a terminal. This way, you normally see the error output of Onboard. The error output I got reminded me of a problem that appeared shortly after the 1.4.1 release of Onboard and that had been fixed.

Afterwards, I tried the version available in our Snapshots PPA and it worked.

Thus, I decided to add the extra information about the revision of the fix in my reply mainly for marmuta, the main Onboard developer, to let him know what was going on.

Have a nice week-end.

Francesco