[Wolves] trying to install pyodb

Adam Sweet adamsweet at gmail.com
Thu May 11 08:27:16 UTC 2017

On 10/05/2017 23:31, Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint wrote:
> I did get it running by just unextracting the deb file and running it
> direct with python etc.. seems to work ok like that..

Result :)


> On 10 May 2017 at 23:12, Adam Sweet via Wolves
> <wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>> On 10/05/2017 13:58, Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint via Wolves wrote:
>>> http://www.obdtester.com/pyobd
>>> i have emailed the issue i have with linux mint 18.1 32bit and this software.
>>> hoping someone here can help with the issue.
>>> sudo dpkg -i pyobd_0.9.3_all.deb
>>> [sudo] password for markcroft:
>>> Selecting previously unselected package pyobd.
>>> (Reading database ... 1113636 files and directories currently installed.)
>>> Preparing to unpack pyobd_0.9.3_all.deb ...
>>> Unpacking pyobd (0.9.3) ...
>>> dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of pyobd:
>>>  pyobd depends on python-wxgtk2.6; however:
>>>   Package python-wxgtk2.6 is not installed.
>> The problem you have here is that python-wxgtk2.6 is too old for your
>> distro. I'm on Ubuntu 17.04 and I believe Mint 18.1 is their latest so
>> they're roughly the same:
>> adam at zoot:~$ apt-cache search python-wxgtk
>> python-wxgtk-media3.0 - Python interface to the wxWidgets Cross-platform
>> C++ GUI toolkit (wx.media)
>> python-wxgtk3.0 - Python interface to the wxWidgets Cross-platform C++
>> GUI toolkit
>> python-wxgtk3.0-dev - Development files for wxPython
>> python-wxgtk2.6 was last in Ubuntu 12.04:
>> http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/python-wxgtk2.6
>> and from what I can work out, Linux Mint 12.
>>> i have installed the latest version of  python-wxgtk via package
>>> manager and it still wants the early version of gtk library for
>>> python?
>>> how do i force that version into linux mint?
>> You might try to install it from here:
>> https://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/python-wxgtk2.6
>> and see what happens but it will probably need to download a whole lot
>> more than just that package and you may end up in a mess since you'll be
>> mixing packages from old and new releases. Alternatively, perhaps you
>> could put one of the above versions of Linux Mint or Ubuntu on a spare
>> laptop.
>> I'm a bit surprised their latest Linux version doesn't support a recent
>> Linux distribution but Looking at the package, it was most recently
>> updated in 2015 and the previous one was 2010. The last real development
>> was 2004 with only bug fixes since.
>> You could always try contacting them to ask if they could update the
>> package to work with python-wxgtk3 but the chances are, if there's no
>> financial motivation to do so, then they won't. They probably don't have
>> a Linux developer sitting there doing nothing and updating to a newer
>> graphical toolkit might not be a quick job.
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