[Python-modules-team] Bug#918912: python3-gtkspellcheck: Causes reportbug-gtk to crash when no dictionary found

David Essam beardy at mxstuff.org
Thu Jan 10 14:38:14 GMT 2019

Package: python3-gtkspellcheck
Version: 4.0.5-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

Attempting to report a bug in another package reportbug-gtk crashed with the 
following terminal output:

no dictionaries found
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 2275, in <module>
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1111, in main
    return iface.user_interface()
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 2191, in user_interface
    package, severity, mode, charset=charset, tags=tags)
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 182, in handle_editing
    editor, charset)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/reportbug/ui/gtk2_ui.py", line 1761, in func
    op = application.call_in_main_thread(klass, parent)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/reportbug/ui/gtk2_ui.py", line 584, in call_in_main_thread
    raise ret
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/reportbug/ui/gtk2_ui.py", line 571, in callback
    ret = func(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/reportbug/ui/gtk2_ui.py", line 622, in __init__
    self.widget = self.create_widget()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/reportbug/ui/gtk2_ui.py", line 1323, in create_widget
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gtkspellcheck/spellcheck.py", line 211, in __init__
    raise NoDictionariesFound()

As no guidence is offered which of Debian's many dictionary types and packages 
might be appropriate, I switched to the text interface.

As a workarund I switched to using the text interface to report bugs!
   * What outcome did you expect instead?
I expected the gtk interface to work without crashing, and spewing errors into the 
terminal I launced reporrtbug from.  Surely if python3-gtkspellcheck is going to 
crash without a dictionary, it should list dictionaries as a depend so one gets 
installed if none are present, rather than relying on blind luck that one might be 
installed?  Especially since it renders other packages unuseable. 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=, LC_CTYPE=C.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=: (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages python3-gtkspellcheck depends on:
ii  gir1.2-gtk-3.0   3.24.2-3
ii  python3          3.7.1-3
ii  python3-enchant  2.0.0-1
ii  python3-gi       3.30.4-1

Versions of packages python3-gtkspellcheck recommends:
ii  iso-codes  4.1-1

Versions of packages python3-gtkspellcheck suggests:
pn  python-gtkspellcheck-doc  <none>

-- no debconf information

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