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I have a Kubuntu 13.10 64bit fresh install.

I installed backintime and backintime-kde4

When I launch backintime-kde4 it crashes saying:

mirto@msb03:~/script$ backintime-kde4

Back In Time
Version: 1.0.10

Back In Time comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; type `backintime-kde4 --license' for details.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/backintime/kde4/", line 1136, in <module>
    main_window = MainWindow( cfg, app_instance, kapp, kaboutdata )
  File "/usr/share/backintime/kde4/", line 237, in __init__
    self.list_files_view_model.removeColumns( 3, 2 )
TypeError: KDirModel.removeColumns() is a private method

What can I do?

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The problem is known: launchpad Bug #1232694

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As Mirto already pointed out this was a bug in versions <= 1.0.26

To fix this manually you can run

sudo sed -e 's/\(self.list_files_view_model.removeColumns( 3, 2 )\)/#\1/g' -i /usr/share/backintime/kde4/

Disclaimer: I'm member of BIT-Dev Team

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