Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

This question already has an answer here:

I tried to use quickly on Ubuntu 12.04 to create an application, but it does not behave as described in that linked page. I don't get a popup when creating the application (see error below).

% quickly create ubuntu-application foo
Creating project directory foo
Creating bzr repository and committing
Launching your newly created project!

(foo:16847): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: Settings schema 'org.gnome.desktop.interface' is not installed

Congrats, your new project is setup! cd /tmp/foo/ to start hacking.

It creates a project, but when I try to run, it crashes and burns:

% cd foo 
% quickly run

(foo:22639): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: Settings schema 'org.gnome.desktop.interface' is not installed

Is this because I'm not using gnome-shell? What can I do to get a working project?

(Edit: As a side note, I'd be willing to debug this myself, but I don't even get a traceback. What do I have to do to get quickly to give me a traceback?)

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by andrewsomething, karel, Warren Hill, Eric Carvalho, qbi Oct 7 '13 at 6:46

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

The output you've posted doesn't show you using the quickly run command to run your project. Is there a reason you're not using it? – Garry Cairns Jun 25 '12 at 23:17
@GarryCairns: Sorry, I've edited to show the output from quickly run instead. – bstpierre Jun 25 '12 at 23:31
Are you using a non-gnome desktop interface? If so you might be asking the same question as this. – Garry Cairns Jun 25 '12 at 23:35
@GarryCairns: I'm running gnome with i3 (not the default gnome-shell / unity / whatever). I have gsettings-desktop-schemas installed (i.e. the answer to that other question), but I did a dpkg-reconfigure on that package and it still fails. – bstpierre Jun 25 '12 at 23:50
After doing cp /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/* data/glib-2.0/schemas, it seems to be happier about the schemas. The app runs, but I'm getting all kinds of warnings like this: Could not load image '../media/foo.svg': Couldn't recognize the image file format for file (the file exists and is an SVG). Also: Could not find the icon 'gtk-missing-image'. The 'hicolor' theme was not found either, perhaps you need to install it., but I have hicolor-icon-theme installed. It feels like there's an environment variable or search path that I'm missing... – bstpierre Jun 26 '12 at 2:52

I don't know which process normally sets these variables in the environment, but when I set them in my startup, the errors in my question go away:


I'm still getting these warnings at app runtime:

/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gi/overrides/ Warning: g_object_set_property: construct property "type" for object `Window' can't be set after construction
  Gtk.Window.__init__(self, type=type, **kwds)
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gi/overrides/ Warning: g_object_set_property: construct property "type" for object `FooWindow' can't be set after construction
  Gtk.Window.__init__(self, type=type, **kwds)
share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.