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Can't install on Linux Debian Jessie
January 9, 2017
4:59 am
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I tried the online version, but I find it too messy because it’s difficult to have an overview of all the icons hidden on the left, difficult to drag and drop some actions… I thought maybe the offline app gui would be a bit more configurable and I downloaded it. But it won’t start. I think I’ve installed all that was mandatory, and even lots of spare mw apps or libs.

My system is up to date, but I’m not very fluent in Python, so I thought maybe someone here could help. Here what I get as an error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File “Téléchargements/edison/”, line 955, in <module>
    main2(args.filename, args.selected_audio)
  File “Téléchargements/edison/”, line 930, in main2
    app = BricworksApp(False)
  File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/wx-3.0-gtk2/wx/”, line 8628, in __init__
  File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/wx-3.0-gtk2/wx/”, line 8196, in _BootstrapApp
    return _core_.PyApp__BootstrapApp(*args, **kwargs)
  File “Téléchargements/edison/”, line 910, in OnInit
    self.frame = Bricworks_frame(None)
  File “Téléchargements/edison/”, line 146, in __init__
  File “/home/sasha/Téléchargements/edison/gui/”, line 183, in load_brics
    topBricNumber = cp.getint(‘control’, ‘highbric’)
  File “/usr/lib/python2.7/”, line 359, in getint
    return self._get(section, int, option)
  File “/usr/lib/python2.7/”, line 356, in _get
    return conv(self.get(section, option))
  File “/usr/lib/python2.7/”, line 330, in get
    raise NoSectionError(section)
ConfigParser.NoSectionError: No section: ‘control’

January 12, 2017
12:35 am
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Hi Sasha,

I initially had the same trouble on Linux Mint. I don’t know if you were doing the same thing I was – running it via the command line from a different directory than the source directory.

I found two solutions.

The simplest was to change directory (cd) to the source directory before issuing the “python” command.

The second, and more stable fix (I believe), is to edit gui/ to replace the rather fragile “os.getcwd” on line 43.

Old line 43:

    RUN_DIR = os.getcwd()

New line 43:

    RUN_DIR = os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)))

That worked for me. Edware starts and runs after that.

Hope this helps!

Unfortunately, I’m still unable to download a program to the Edison successfully!

February 4, 2017
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I have used Raspberry Pi 3’s and Linux to run edware software,cool works well but need a bit of customisation to the python scripts.


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