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It's been months since I used my ubuntu pc. I updated and upgraded it yesterday but when I run help('modules')in python I encounter this


I haven't tried using python before I updated my system so I'm not sure if it is caused by the update.

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This answer has been previously been asked on SO. Verbatim...

Run python -vv and repeat your steps. See what module fails to import.

Or install faulthandler. Enable it and repeat your steps.

Source: Python Modules Segfault.

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It's about pangocairo?? Here's the link of the result… – markuz Jul 30 '13 at 7:36
@markuz There is a bug related at pangocairo module crashes. Also you can see more about here. – Radu Rădeanu Jul 30 '13 at 7:44
yeah.. that's what I thought – markuz Jul 30 '13 at 7:46

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