[shifter-users] OpenSuse 11.3 install

Chris Wj chris0wj at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 20:48:51 BST 2010

I'm having the hardest time installing and running shifter on OpenSuse11.3.
After trying a few different things, I finally installed from source using
the simple 'sudo python setup.py install' command. I couldn't install
locally before this, even with the --prefix=$HOME option. I am using the SVN
version (Revision: 3104). I it installed now (no icons or gnome-menu
though), the program files are called winswitch_*. I run winswitch_server
and it seems to run ok. I cannot run winswitch_applet or winswitch_client.

2010/07/10 15:35:00 LocalSocketClient.test_socket(wakeup) socket
'/home/offero/.winswitch/client/socket' exists=False
2010/07/10 15:35:00 client.main() caught exception, closing client
2010/07/10 15:35:00 Traceback (most recent call last):

2010/07/10 15:35:00   File
"/usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/winswitch/client/client.py", line
85, in main

2010/07/10 15:35:00   File
line 132, in run
    self.load_settings()                # load settings from disk (or use

2010/07/10 15:35:00   File
line 186, in load_settings
    self.settings = load_settings()

2010/07/10 15:35:00   File
"/usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/winswitch/util/config.py", line 59,
in load_settings
    load_encrypted_field(settings, "ssh_keyfile_passphrase", settings)

2010/07/10 15:35:00   File
"/usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/winswitch/util/config.py", line 168,
in load_encrypted_field
    raw = getattr(config_object, base_field_name)            #ie:

2010/07/10 15:35:00 AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute

2010/07/10 15:35:00 WinSwitchClient.cleanup() cleanup already called=False
2010/07/10 15:35:00 client.main() exit code=1, waiting for all other threads
to exit - this may take a few seconds

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