Followup-For: Bug #873240
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I don't think this has anything to do with GNOME or Wayland. I'm using MATE on
X, and I have the same issue.
It looks like a non-trivial one to fix, though. I invoked Python with -v to see
what it would say, and I think it sheds light on this issue.
The following line appears many times in the output:
# could not create '/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/xdg/__pycache__':
PermissionError(13, 'Permission denied')
This is despite running it as a normal user. A part of the problem could be
that /usr/bin/redshift-gtk has this line in it:
/usr/lib/python3.5 doesn't exist on my system, let alone /site-packages/.
Rebuilding Redshift from the source package produces a binary that points to
/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages, though it should be looking to
I'm not comfortable enough with Python to be able to provide a patch, at least
not yet, but this looks like a severe issue that is not specific to any setup.
It's also worth pointing out that #883119 is a dupe of this bug.
- -- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 4.14.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8),
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled
Versions of packages redshift-gtk depends on:
ii gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1 0.4.92-5
ii python3 3.6.4-1
ii python3-gi 3.26.1-2
ii python3-xdg 0.25-4
ii redshift 1.11-1
Versions of packages redshift-gtk recommends:
ii at-spi2-core 2.26.2-2
redshift-gtk suggests no packages.
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