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Lutris doesn't start
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I tried to install lutris from the repo, but it doesn't start.
Running it via terminal gives me the following output:

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "/usr/bin/lutris", line 50, in <module>
  from lutris.gui.installgamedialog import InstallerDialog
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/lutris/gui/", line 9, in <module>
  from lutris.installer import interpreter
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/lutris/installer/", line 15, in <module>
  from lutris.util.steam import get_app_state_log
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/lutris/util/", line 6, in <module>
  import pyinotify
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/", line 176
  except IOError, err:

SyntaxError: invalid syntax

Can anyone reproduce this?

Event Timeline

Try installing python-inotify

fluffymadness added a comment.EditedDec 25 2016, 10:43 PM

It is already installed on my system. I reinstalled it and tried again, but it still has the same error.

JoshStrobl changed the task status from Open to In Progress.Dec 26 2016, 9:49 PM
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JoshStrobl closed this task as Resolved.Dec 26 2016, 10:12 PM

Turns out it was a missing cpython file for python-notify. This was resolved in unstable as of

Regardless, I fixed up the build for Lutris, updated it to, and added some more runtime dependencies (again, in unstable):