DanieBlog - Phatch is a free software for image processing. I usually use it to add text to images. Today when I upgraded my computer to Mint 18.3, I encountered an error opening Phatch. Exception: fromstring () has been removed. Please call frombytes () instead.
Error Exception: fromstring () has been removed
First, I open the Phatch in the menu (ie through the GUI) but it just pops up the eye icon and stops there.
I switched to trying to open Phatch with the command line, and then … log error occurred, no one likes errors log.
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/wx-3.0-gtk2/wx/_core.py:8196: GtkWarning: gtk_disable_setlocale() must be called before gtk_init() return _core_.PyApp__BootstrapApp(*args, **kwargs) Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/wx-3.0-gtk2/wx/_core.py", line 16765, in <lambda> lambda event: event.callable(*event.args, **event.kw) ) File "/usr/share/phatch/phatch/pyWx/gui.py", line 1218, in show_frame frame = Frame(self.filename, None, -1, ct.TITLE) File "/usr/share/phatch/phatch/pyWx/gui.py", line 327, in __init__ frame.Frame.__init__(self, *args, **keyw) File "/usr/share/phatch/phatch/pyWx/wxGlade/frame.py", line 141, in __init__ self.tree = Tree(self, -1, style=wx.TR_HAS_BUTTONS|wx.TR_NO_LINES|wx.TR_FULL_ROW_HIGHLIGHT|wx.TR_HIDE_ROOT|wx.TR_DEFAULT_STYLE|wx.SUNKEN_BORDER) File "/usr/share/phatch/phatch/pyWx/wxGlade/frame.py", line 26, in __init__ set_dirty = parent.set_dirty, File "/usr/share/phatch/phatch/lib/pyWx/treeEdit.py", line 96, in __init__ self.CreateImageList(icon_size) File "/usr/share/phatch/phatch/lib/pyWx/treeEdit.py", line 111, in CreateImageList self._AddFormToImageList(form, icon_size, icon_disabled) File "/usr/share/phatch/phatch/lib/pyWx/treeEdit.py", line 120, in _AddFormToImageList wx_image = pil_wxImage(wxImage_pil(wx_image).resize(icon_size,\ File "/usr/share/phatch/phatch/lib/pyWx/wxPil.py", line 46, in wxImage_pil image.fromstring(wx_image.GetData()) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/PIL/Image.py", line 746, in fromstring "Please call frombytes() instead.") Exception: fromstring() has been removed. Please call frombytes() instead.
Use the patch file to fix
After a while, the bug has been confirmed on the development team’s launchpad and also has a patch file. This helps me get better.
You can read more about this bug at this link.
You run the command below to download the patch file.
Next, you apply the patch file to your computer. Note that this requires the sudo or root privileges to perform.
sudo patch -b /usr/share/phatch/phatch/lib/pyWx/wxPil.py phatch.diff
With just two simple commands, you can fix errors when you start Phatch on your computer. Actually I have not encountered this error before, only after upgrading to Mint 18.3 to meet. Hope you can solve your problem.If you liked this article, then please subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more video tutorials. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.
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