Ubuntu – The program Anki won’t start

ankitroubleshooting

Here is the output:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anki", line 6, in <module>
import aqt
File "/usr/share/anki/aqt/__init__.py", line 4, in <module>
from anki import version as _version
File "/usr/share/anki/anki/__init__.py", line 14, in <module>
from anki.storage import Collection
File "/usr/share/anki/anki/storage.py", line 11, in <module>
from anki.collection import _Collection
File "/usr/share/anki/anki/collection.py", line 25, in <module>
from anki.sound import stripSounds
File "/usr/share/anki/anki/sound.py", line 87, in <module>
from anki.mpv import MPV, MPVBase
File "/usr/share/anki/anki/mpv.py", line 39, in <module>
from distutils.spawn import find_executable
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'distutils.spawn'

Best Answer

After installing python3-distutils, it should launch. I had the same issue.

sudo apt-get install python3-distutils
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