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Bug 1062912 - unable to activate zeitgeist plugin
Summary: unable to activate zeitgeist plugin
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rhythmbox
Version: 23
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bastien Nocera
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-02-08 14:59 UTC by Heiko Adams
Modified: 2016-02-17 03:51 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version: rhythmbox-3.3-2.fc23
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-02-17 03:51:36 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Heiko Adams 2014-02-08 14:59:07 UTC
Description of problem:
It is not possible to activate the zeitgeist plugin. Everytime i try the plugin gets marked with a stop sign. When starting rhythmbox from a terminal the following errormessage is thrown

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib64/rhythmbox/plugins/rbzeitgeist/", line 35, in <module>
    from zeitgeist.client import ZeitgeistClient
ImportError: No module named 'zeitgeist'

(rhythmbox:17986): libpeas-WARNING **: Error loading plugin 'rbzeitgeist'

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -qa rhythmbox zeitgeist

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start rhythmbox
2. open the plugins list
3. activate the zeitgeist plugin

Actual results:
Plugin can not be activated

Expected results:
The plugin should be activated

Additional info:

Comment 1 Heiko Adams 2015-01-10 18:11:53 UTC
*ping* Anybody out there to fix this issue??

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2015-01-11 04:03:31 UTC
Looks like a missing dependency, try:

yum install python-zeitgeist

Does that help?

Comment 3 Heiko Adams 2015-01-11 10:32:51 UTC
python-zeitgeist is installed but that doesn't solve the problem

$ rpm -qa python-zeitgeist

Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2015-01-11 13:13:28 UTC
OK, something wrong there then if it's installed and not loading properly per error message in initial comment:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib64/rhythmbox/plugins/rbzeitgeist/", line 35, in <module>
    from zeitgeist.client import ZeitgeistClient
ImportError: No module named 'zeitgeist'

Comment 5 Eric Work 2015-01-20 20:35:33 UTC
I get the same error.  I think it's because rhythmbox is using python3 and python-zeitgeist only installs the library for python2?

Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2015-01-20 20:39:27 UTC
I would guess yes, all the other rhythmbox deps are python3 based

let's bounce this back to rhythmbox, I'd suggest the packaging omit the zeitgeist plugin at least until it's requirements can be satisfied.

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Comment 8 Heiko Adams 2015-11-04 14:04:36 UTC
Issue is still present in Fedora 23!

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2016-02-10 15:16:30 UTC
rhythmbox-3.3-2.fc23 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 23.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2016-02-11 15:21:35 UTC
rhythmbox-3.3-2.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See for
instructions on how to install test updates.
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Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2016-02-17 03:51:33 UTC
rhythmbox-3.3-2.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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