Ubuntu – Terminator does not work


I installed terminator and it was working very well, but suddenly It stopped working.

When I add terminator repository, I got this error:


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-terminator/ppa


E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome-terminator/ppa/ubuntu bionic Release' does not have a Release file.

and When I ran terminator command in the terminal, I got this error:

File "/usr/bin/terminator", line 123
   except (KeyError,ValueError), ex:
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
Error in sys.excepthook:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport_python_hook.py", line 63, in apport_excepthook
    from apport.fileutils import likely_packaged, get_recent_crashes
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport/__init__.py", line 5, in <module>
    from apport.report import Report
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport/report.py", line 30, in <module>
    import apport.fileutils
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport/fileutils.py", line 23, in <module>
    from apport.packaging_impl import impl as packaging
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport/packaging_impl.py", line 24, in <module>
    import apt
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apt/__init__.py", line 23, in <module>
    import apt_pkg
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'apt_pkg'

Original exception was:
  File "/usr/bin/terminator", line 123
    except (KeyError,ValueError), ex:
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

I use python3.7 and Ubuntu18.04



Software and Update:

Here is my software and update the latest status:

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Python path:

ubuntu@ubuntu-Z97-D3H:~$ which python3;
ubuntu@ubuntu-Z97-D3H:~$ which python
ubuntu@ubuntu-Z97-D3H:~$  ls -al $(which python python3)
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 Dec  9 08:46 /usr/bin/python -> /etc/alternatives/python
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 Oct 25  2018 /usr/bin/python3 -> python3.6
ubuntu@ubuntu-Z97-D3H:~$  dpkg -l | grep python | grep apt
ii  python-apt-common                          1.6.4                                           all          Python interface to libapt-pkg (locales)
ii  python3-apt                                1.6.4                                           amd64        Python 3 interface to libapt-pkg
ii  python3-aptdaemon                          1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.1                        all          Python 3 module for the server and client of aptdaemon
ii  python3-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets              1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.1                        all          Python 3 GTK+ 3 widgets to run an aptdaemon client

Best Answer

  • You should not use PPA to get Terminator installed. You have to remove the problematic PPA with

    sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:gnome-terminator/ppa

    and then install the Terminator from universe pocket.

    All you need is to enable this pocket and install package from it:

    sudo add-apt-repository universe
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install terminator

    And then use it as was planned:

    $ terminator -v
    terminator 1.91