Gajim not starting

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Joined: 08/18/2020

I probably did something wrong but I don't know how to fix it.

$ gajim
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gajim/", line 255, in _activate
    self.interface = Interface()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gajim/", line 2782, in __init__
    cfg_was_read =
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gajim/common/", line 90, in read
    self.update_config(old_version, new_version)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gajim/common/", line 261, in update_config
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gajim/common/", line 380, in initialize_from_db
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gajim/common/", line 901, in iter_caps_data
    data = GzipFile(fileobj=BytesIO('utf-8').split('\0')
TypeError: a bytes-like object is required, not 'str'

Then of course gajim is not starting. I tried to remove and install the gajim package again but this does not change anything. Not sure what to do.

Joined: 10/21/2020

Developer response: removing cache.db could be a solution, but I'd be interested in why that fails (by having a look at that cache.db file)

By wurstsalat.

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