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Re: Synaptic error message -- how to respond




On Thu, 25 Apr 2019 at 07:43, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> > Preparing to unpack .../galternatives_0.13.5+nmu4+deb9u1_all.deb ...
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> > File "/usr/bin/pyclean", line 63
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> > except (IOError, OSError), e:
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> > ^
>
> > SyntaxError: invalid syntax

On Thu, 25 Apr 2019 at 18:15, Curt <curty@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 2019-04-24, Mark Allums <mark@allums.email> wrote:
> >
> > Something about your python versions.
>
> ConfigParser module has been revamped and renamed to configparser in Python 3.

A more concerning question is why /usr/bin/pyclean and friends
seem to be encountering Python 3 errors when they require Python 2
and invoke /usr/bin/python.

On Thu, 25 Apr 2019 at 19:40, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Knowing the history of this machine, this may just the tip of an iceberg.
[...]
> It may be a time saver to do a fresh install.

I will be surprised if anyone tries to change your mind. I have other more
enjoyable things to do, so that will be the end of my contribution on this one.