Backports cannot be installed on 20.10. Lots of missing applets

Had I known I would have sticked with 20.04 :frowning:

$ sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ubuntubudgie/backports
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 330, in <module>
    addaptrepo = AddAptRepository()
  File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 35, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptsources/", line 91, in get_sources
    raise NoDistroTemplateException(
aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template for Ubuntu/groovy

This happens with a clean 20.10 install and I installed updates + rebooted before trying.

What’s the output of

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

cat /etc/*-release
lsb_release -a

I rolled back (btrfs snapshot) to the moment after 2nd reboot (installed budgie > reboot > enabled additional software sources > updated > reboot). Now I can access Software Sources again. I also managed to add Backports and costales/folder-color ppa, installed calender applet.

The output now (before adding those 2 PPAs) is:

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Hit:1 groovy InRelease
Hit:2 groovy-security InRelease              
Hit:3 groovy-updates InRelease             
Hit:4 groovy-backports InRelease         
Hit:5 groovy InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
$ cat /etc/*-release
VERSION="20.10 (Groovy Gorilla)"
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 20.10"
$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 20.10
Release:	20.10
Codename:	groovy

But I also notice on a second laptop (both HP Probook 430 G6, Intel 8th gen), right after my 2nd reboot I get the “System problem detected, do you want to report it now”?
When I click report, nothing happens.
/var/crash shows this:

I cannot make much of it. I do notice during boot, an error about /swapfile:
Activating swap /swapfile...
Failed to activate swap

The only deviation from a default Budgie install: during setup I selected the main partition on the SSD (there were 2, one is for efi system and the other was ext4) formatted it as BTRFS with mountpoint /.

The pastebin is an xorg crash - so nothing specifically about UB - just report as normal.

My 20.10 install - I can install backports just fine and all applets/themes etc are listed and can be installed as normal.

The only difference I note here is that you are using btrfs - I’m using ext4 - but I don’t believe this is the issue

I’m guessing the swapfile message is btrfs related - again best report on launchpad

OK, final question:
is folder-color no longer supported? It is the only one left causing issues. I added its PPA + apt update.

$ sudo apt -y install folder-color-nemo
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 folder-color-common : Depends: gvfs-bin but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

ah - let the author of the PPA know about it - gvfs-bin is a dependency that has to be replaced - it has now been deleted from the archive


Hi everyone!

gvfs-bin is a dependency that has to be replaced

Replaced by which one?

Thanks in advance!

libglib2.0-bin is the library that now has the gio-open from gvfs-bin

Thanks @fossfreedom!