Python is an interpreted programming language that is often, but not solely, used as a scripting language. A version of Python is included by default on all Ubuntu distributions.

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Time format operator using logging in python

I need to know the time delta between 2 events. I'm using logging in a script like this: format='%(created)f % (message)s'. This returned me epoch time in seconds BUT in my case time delta ...
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problem installing imagehash ubuntu 14.04

I wanna install python package named imagehash I tried to install with pip but I get exception: Requirement already satisfied (use --upgrade to upgrade): imagehash in ...
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AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute python

I am struggling with compiling python 2.7.9 from source and have been advised to ask this question here. While installing python 2.7.9 following the steps described here the following errors ...
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How do I bundle a python interpreter in my qml app?

How do I bundle a python interpreter in my qml app? I can not use the system's python interpreter due to the nature of Ubuntu’s new Click Packages, and App-Armour. How do I do this?
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matplotlib xkcd with utf-8 label

In python3 / matplotlib, I'd like a plot with a label: plt.plot(np.sin(np.linspace(1,10)), label='fête') plt.legend(loc='upper left') plt.show() Works great. Now let's try with xkcd mode: ...
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gconf2 and python2.7 fail while installing packages (UbuntuStudio 14.04.1, 32bit)

I am new on AskUbuntu. I experience the following errors when installing new packages. The error log from the terminal is as follows: Setting up gconf2 (3.2.6-0ubuntu2) ... Traceback (most recent ...
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system-config-printer fails to launch

12.04 system-config-printer fails to launch Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/system-config-printer/system-config-printer.py", line 31, in <module> import gtk File ...
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Textstat not running functions

I just found the link on how to install textstat on my python idle and I was successful in getting it to work. However, when I import textstat everything seems fine until I try to run a function. It ...
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using python to play audio using remote desktop

I am using pyaudio to play a tone. I am using the example that taneli gave here LINK I am using a WinXP computer to log into a ubuntu computer using remote desktop. When I have the ubuntu computer ...
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Custom MOTD does not update until scripts finish

I recently got a small server and gave some friends accounts on it. They all have their own web pages in ~/public_html using lighttpd so I wrote a script to backup every user's public_html directory. ...
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Pip issues after 12.02->14.04 upgrade

With Ubutun 14.04LTS, many but not all pip commands fail as so: # sudo pip install --upgrade distribute Downloading/unpacking distribute Downloading distribute-0.7.3.zip (145kB): 145kB downloaded ...
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How do I run .ui files in ubuntu 12.04?

I created a very basic .ui file and edited it using pyqt. Now when I click the ui file, it opens in QT Designer. How do I run it? All it does in print ham (hehe). I'm sorry about my language, Please ...
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Problem when trying to install fpdb on ubuntu machine

I've been trying to get fpdb working on my Ubuntu desktop, but every time I try to install it from the Gz file, my system won't let me use ./configure (saying file not found), and when I try to ...
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ImportError: No module named paramiko

I have install paramiko via "sudo apt-get install python-paramiko", but it can't be import in python. How to solve this? Python 2.7.6 (default, Mar 22 2014, 22:59:56) [GCC 4.8.2] on linux2 Type ...
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Error retrieving default audio device parameters

I am a newbie. I was trying to create a simple Hello program in python to implement SIP using pjsip. The code I used is: # import sys import pjsua as pj #Logging callback def log_cb(level, str, ...
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How to configure PythonPath in apache2

The default version of Python in my Ubuntu(12.04) is 2.7 . For python2.7 projects,I am configuring like this: <Location "/callcentre"> SetHandler python-program PythonHandler ...
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Does pip overwrite packages installed by apt-get?

What happens if I accidentally pip install a package that I already installed using apt-get beforehand? Do I simply get to use the latest version (i.e. probably the one I installed using pip)? What ...
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Tkinter not working

I recently installed Python and IDLE from synaptic. However, when I test Tkinter I get the following error: import Tkinter Tkinter._test() Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", ...
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Problems with RS232 cable and the communication

Let me start out by saying that I hope this is the right place to ask. My problem is not purely defined yet and I am hoping you can help me shed some light on what is going wrong. So, the deal is ...
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Implementing Unity Global Menu

I'm working on a desktop (like XFCE) as a private project, and I would like to implement the Unity Global Menu in my desktop using python. I've looked at the Dbusmenu API and even Unity's dbus ...
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How do I launch Everpad?

The Problem: Unable to launch Everpad on 64bit Ubuntu 13.10. I get the below error: $ everpad Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/everpad", line 9, in <module> ...
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Recommended way to check/fire alarm in Python (PyGI/PyGTK)

I am learning to develop an application by using Quickly (quickly create ubuntu-application). This application will stay in Application Indicator / Notification Bar and only work when a defined ...
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How to ssh tunnel to ec2 for running a local python script

I can create a tunnel for FF using the below on Ubuntu. Machine is 12.04 in a VBox on a mac host. -i ~/.ec2/aws_development_oregon.pem -C2qTnN -D 8080 ubuntu@test.com But..what I need is for my ...
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adding request to DHCP starvation using Scapy?

using this code for DHCP Starvation conf.checkIPaddr = False ...
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aptdaemon simulation not updating dependencies

I started playing with aptdaemon on Ubuntu 13.10 recently, and I'm baffled. Calling simulate() on a transaction doesn't update the dependencies list. Debug from aptd shows that several events are ...
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Python CGI cannot execute in Ubuntu 13.10

Today I just updated my ubuntu from 12.04 to 13.10 . And then some thing happened really bad. I cannot execute Python CGI in ubuntu 13.10 apache 2.4 even through I already config everything in ...
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How to control GtkScales with Python?

I want to add GtkScales in a Quickly application and control it with Python to adjust Brightness via xrandr. We have already made the code via raw Python here and would like to do this via Quickly to ...
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Eclipse - not opening, it was working before, how to fix it and open the eclipse ide for python?

It was working since last night, this morning stop opening, how to fix this? sun@sun-M14xR2:~/Downloads/easyeclipse-python-1.3.1$ ./eclipse ./eclipse: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Firefox won't work. Locale not supported by C library

I just got a server running with ubuntu on it for the first time, I connect with ssh. I am a mac user, learning ubuntu. The idea is to automate some tasks on the server. One of these tasks involves ...
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How to run Python- postgresql in ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to test pyhton-postgresql script in ubuntu 12.04. The script is this: import psycopg2 import sys con = None try: con = psycopg2.connect(database='mydb', ...
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How to make Ubuntu 13.04 open .py with IDLE for Python 2.7 automatically?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and python 2.7. When I click a .py file, it opens it in gedit. I want it to open in IDLE. When I right-click and choose "open with", IDLE is not in the list. I have tried ...
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Dotdeb alternatives for Ruby or Python?

I really like Dotdeb, but it doesn't include packages for Ruby and Python. While I could build my own repository, I wouldn't want to reinvent the wheel (and then be forced to drive). Are there any ...
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Store cookies with WebKit (python)

So I was watching the "Create Your First Ubuntu App"-Video from Jono Bacon and got the idea, to create a simple app. That creates a window with a WebView und opens the URL to Google Keep. Everything ...
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How to create an Ubuntu app using python and Qt4 designer

I recently started developing Ubuntu desktop apps using Quickly. But then I tried out the Qt4 designer and I feel more comfortable with it than Glade designer that Quickly uses. I liked developing ...
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Installing gphoto2 to use the python binding not working

I want to use the Python bindings that are available for gphoto2 and this requires a build from their tarballs. My first step is simply to build gphoto2 such that it recognizes my camera and thus far ...
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I have a problem installing activestate python instead of the default. How can I fix it? Syntax error: “)” unexpected

I am getting this error when trying to run the ./install.sh for ActivePython. How can I correct this? cd /tmp wget ...
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Unable to upgrade pip

Apologies for such a basic question... but am new to linux/ubuntu and haven't been able to find answer to this... Was trying to upgrade pip but ran into this... spelee@iggy:~/python$ sudo pip ...
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Backintime won't start (no module named dbus)

I've got the following error on Ubunu 14.04 : user@ubuntu:~$ sudo backintime Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/backintime/common/backintime.py", line 26, in import config ...
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Python script stopped working: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus without X11 $DISPLAY jack server is not running or cannot be started

I have a Python script on a Raspberry Pi that streams radio. It was working great for a long time, but today not so much. Here is a reproducible example that produces the error message: import pygst ...
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How to install python-dev - without using apt-get - on ubuntu 12?

The question is pretty descriptive as it's noted. I'm at a working environment that I have not much access over. I have wget and curl, but I can't find any resources.
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python pip broken on ubuntu

My pip is not working anymore. Here is the output for a sudo pip install pyjs : File "/usr/bin/pip", line 9, in <module> load_entry_point('pip==1.5.6', 'console_scripts', 'pip')() File ...
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Python Script Stopping My Computer From Shutting Down Properly

I have the following line in my /etc/rc.local file. python /home/my-sickbeard-install/SickBeard.py 2>&1 >/dev/null & Since using this line, when I shutdown my computer I get an error ...
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setup error in terminal: pythonpath is empty

I am trying to install the odoo package for development here I download the zip file, unpack and cd to the directory. It contains a setup.py file so I run. sudo setup/redhat/install.sh but ...
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Dependency issues after reinstalling python

For a project I am working on, I decided to reinstall the Python libraries and includes so I did sudo apt-get remove python3.4 then sudo apt-get install python3.4. After doing this I resolved my ...
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Adding a file to startup list using terminal

I have created a short bash script that I want to run on startup. Adding it to the startup list through the GUI is simple enough, but I need to do it through the command-line, as I plan to access the ...
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Returning a value using Tkinter

I would like the class to return the values 1 or 0 based on the the button selection. This code gives me an error. AttributeError: option_box instance has no attribute 'option' from Tkinter import ...
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How to run a script between login(entering password) and being logged on(showing desktop)?

Is there a way to execute a script when a specific user logs in; after they enter their password but before they are actually presented with the desktop? The script in question may lock the computer ...
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IDLE missing from Ubuntu

I just installed ubuntu into my 8G pendrive in a Lenovo laptop. With the terminal I could go to Python command line but it says there's 'no IDLE package.'
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Installing GEOS on ubuntu without root rights

I tried installing the GEOS API for Python and got the following error when I entered commands from GEOS dir: ./configure --enable-python make make install Giving the following error SWIG is ...
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How to uninstall uwsgi?

I've made a mess of my uwsgi installation, and I'm trying to clean it up and start over. I don't remember how I installed it, so I did both: $ sudo apt-get remove uwsgi and $ sudo pip uninstall ...