gnome-activity-journal not working on Ubuntu 11.04

Asked by Dave Neary

When launched from the application view, the activity journal doesn't display at all. When run from the shell, I get the following Python backtrace:

$ gnome-activity-journal
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/gnome-activity-journal", line 94, in <module>
    from src.main import PortalWindow
  File "/usr/share/gnome-activity-journal/src/", line 30, in <module>
    from activity_widgets import MultiViewContainer, TimelineViewContainer, ThumbViewContainer
  File "/usr/share/gnome-activity-journal/src/", line 35, in <module>
    from store import ContentStruct, CLIENT
  File "/usr/share/gnome-activity-journal/src/", line 504, in <module>
    STORE = Store()
  File "/usr/share/gnome-activity-journal/src/", line 367, in __init__
    days_population = ZeitgeistDBusInterface().get_extension("Log", "journal/activity").GetHistogramData()
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/zeitgeist/", line 108, in __getattr__
    raise TypeError("Unknown method name: %s" % name)
TypeError: Unknown method name: GetHistogramData

It looks to me like a required dependency (or a required version of a dependency) is not included as such in the package.

Here's the output of dpkg-query -s gnome-activity-journal, FYI:
$ dpkg-query -s gnome-activity-journal
Package: gnome-activity-journal
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: gnome
Installed-Size: 1192
Maintainer: Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals <email address hidden>
Architecture: all
Depends: gconf2 (>= 2.28.1-2), python (>= 2.5), python-support (>= 0.90.0), zeitgeist-core (>= 0.4.0+bzr20100718~), python-gtk2, python-gnome2, python-gconf, python-cairo, python-xdg, python-dbus
Recommends: python-gst0.10, python-pygments, zeitgeist (>= 0.4.0+bzr20100718~)
Suggests: tracker (>= 0.8)
Description: graphical user interface for Zeitgeist
 Zeitgeist is a service which logs the user's activities and events (files
 opened, websites visited, conversations hold with other people, etc.) and
 makes the relevant information available to other applications.
 It serves as a comprehensive activity log and also makes it possible to
 determine relationships between items based on usage patterns.
 This package contains the GNOME Activity Journal, a graphical user interface
 which shows a journal of your activities.

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Dave Neary (dneary) said :

Oops! Not really a question - I intended to create a bug.

Is there a way to convert a question into a bug?


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Sam_ (and-sam) said :

> convert a question into a bug?

Done. FYI, above the message box are several options, one of them is 'Create a bug report'.

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Dave Neary (dneary) said :

Wow! Thanks Sam, I really appreciate the help & explanation how to do it.

What's the etiquette here, should I mark my question as having been resolved?

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Best Sam_ (and-sam) said :

Basically I wouldn't consider a question as solved just because a bug was filed, rather wait for the result from triage.
Since the answer was given already in comment #1 of bug report the question can be marked as solved. Any further comments may be added to orig. bug #638217

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Dave Neary (dneary) said :

Thanks Sam_, that solved my question.