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Cannot import name GConf error

📅 2014-Oct-06 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ error, gconf, python ⬩ 📚 Archive

Problem

$ hamster 
ERROR:root:Could not find any typelib for GConf
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/hamster", line 30, in <module>
    from hamster import client, reports
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/hamster/reports.py", line 32, in <module>
    from hamster.lib.configuration import runtime
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/hamster/lib/configuration.py", line 33, in <module>
    from gi.repository import GConf as gconf
ImportError: cannot import name GConf

Solution

To be able to import GConf from Python script, install this package:

sudo apt install  gir1.2-gconf-2.0

Tried with: Ubuntu 14.04