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
  File "/usr/share/backintime/common/config.py", line 30, in 
    import tools
  File "/usr/share/backintime/common/tools.py", line 27, in 
    import dbus
ImportError: No module named dbus

I've already tried to install/uninstall python-secretstorage, but it seems it doesn't change anything ...

1 Answer 1


You're missing some dependencies. Please install them with

sudo apt-get install python3-dbus python3-dbus.mainloop.qt

Using sudo backintime causes some troubles because of wrong $HOME. Please use either sudo -i backintime for command-line or gksudo backintime-gnome for the old Gnome GUI or pkexec backintime-qt4 for the new Qt4 GUI instead.

Disclaimer: I'm member of BIT-Dev Team

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