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FS#63049 - [cinnamon] >= 4.2 Requires additional package python-tinycss2

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Leonardo Gates (leogx9r) - Sunday, 30 June 2019, 23:33 GMT
Last edited by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Monday, 01 July 2019, 00:56 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



Starting with 4.2, Cinnamon ( and by extension cinnamon-settings ) now requires python-tinycss2 to run. This package however is installed as `tinycss2` while Cinnamon expects the module to be named `tinycss`.

Steps to reproduce:

1.) Run `cinnamon-settings`.
2.) You'll be met with the following error

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-settings/", line 724, in <module>
window = MainWindow()
File "/usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-settings/", line 305, in __init__
for module in modules:
File "/usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-settings/modules/", line 6, in <module>
from CinnamonGtkSettings import CssRange, CssOverrideSwitch, GtkSettingsSwitch, PreviewWidget, Gtk2ScrollbarSizeEditor
File "/usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-settings/bin/", line 6, in <module>
import tinycss
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'tinycss'

Solved by patching `/usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-settings/bin/` to use `tinycss2`.

--- a/usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-settings/bin/ 2019-06-30 23:28:50.000000000 +0000
+++ b/usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-settings/bin/ 2019-06-30 23:28:34.000000000 +0000
@@ -3,8 +3,8 @@
import os.path
import signal

-import tinycss
-from tinycss import tokenizer
+import tinycss2
+from tinycss2 import tokenizer

import gi
gi.require_version("Gtk", "3.0")
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Closed by  Eli Schwartz (eschwartz)
Monday, 01 July 2019, 00:56 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#63047 
Comment by Leonardo Gates (leogx9r) - Sunday, 30 June 2019, 23:35 GMT Comment by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Monday, 01 July 2019, 00:56 GMT
Also the fact that tinycss2 is named tinycss2, whereas cinnamon wants "tinycss", should be a bit of a giveaway that tinycss2 is not actually sufficient.