Package: python3.8
Version: 3.8.2-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

Trying to start gnome-music 3.36 on testing, this happens:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/gnome-music", line 43, in <module>
    import gi
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/", line 24, in <module>
    from pkgutil import extend_path
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/", line 5, in <module>
    import importlib
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/importlib/", line 51, in <module>
    _pack_uint32 = _bootstrap_external._pack_uint32
AttributeError: module 'importlib._bootstrap_external' has no
attribute '_pack_uint32'

I checked with python experts on IRC and they were not able to determine
the cause or a fix.

A bug was opened and closed in Gnome relating to this issue as well:
In that case, it was python3.7, an earlier version of the gnome-music app, and
Sid, so this issue seems to be a more abstract problem in Debian Python 3.x
(unless I'm very wrong)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 5.4.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8),
LANGUAGE=en_CA:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages python3.8 depends on:
ii  libpython3.8-stdlib  3.8.2-1
ii  mime-support         3.64
ii  python3.8-minimal    3.8.2-1

python3.8 recommends no packages.

Versions of packages python3.8 suggests:
ii  binutils        2.34-5
pn  python3.8-doc   <none>
pn  python3.8-venv  <none>

-- no debconf information

  • Bug#954996: python3.8: fails to properly import _bootstrap_... Brandon Snider

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