no modules availables
José Abílio Matos
jamatos at lyx.org
Fri Aug 14 21:37:57 UTC 2020
On Friday, 14 August 2020 16.28.22 WEST Jose Ramom Flores das Seixas wrote:
> I take a long time without using LyX, but my package manager has been
> updating lyx when new versions come out. Nowadays, I have installed version
> 184.108.40.206 (OS: Ubuntu 18.04).
> Today I tried to edit a file, with lyxformat 544, but LyX tells me a module
> is missing. Looking at the module dialogue I found that no module is
> I've checked that the standard module files are in /usr/share/lyx/layouts,
> and besides them I have some other modules in ~/.lyx/layouts.
> When I run LyX from a terminal I can notice the following error:
> UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xa9 in position 395:
> invalid start byte support/Systemcall.cpp (276): Systemcall: 'python -tt
> "/usr/share/lyx/configure.py" --binary-dir="/usr/bin/"' finished with exit
> code 1
> LyX: Done!
From experience this means that you have a old layout file or module that have
an encoding that is not utf-8. In your case I assume that the culprit is
either in latin1 or latin9 (the difference between those is the presence/
absence of the euro sign).
Also I thought that we had fixed all the remainder errors like this in 220.127.116.11
So my suggestion is to go to your personal lyx directory and check the
encoding of file. By default in linux the location of the personal directory
is ~/.lyx. You can see this in LyX using the menu: Help->About LyX->Version
and see the User dir entry there.
Using the shell in my case I have:
$ cd ~/.lyx
$ file bind/*
bind/user.bind: ASCII text
My suggestion is to check the layouts directory that could be the likely
source of the problem:
$ file layouts/*
What happens if from the command line you run directly:
$ python /usr/share/lyx/configure.py
That will tells where does the code fails and it will be easier to diagnose
> Finally, when executing Reconfigure, an error dialog appears with the
> following message:
> The system reconfiguration has failed.
> Default textclass is used but LyX may
> not be able to work properly.
> Please reconfigure again if needed.
> I've run Reconfigure several times, but the modules still don't appear. Any
> leads on what's not going well?
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