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Bug 693032 - games-kids/tuxmathscrabble: fails to start, being unable to find data files
Summary: games-kids/tuxmathscrabble: fails to start, being unable to find data files
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Games
Depends on:
Blocks: 703758
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Reported: 2019-08-28 18:13 UTC by Michał Górny
Modified: 2020-02-03 06:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2019-08-28 18:13:37 UTC
$ tuxmathscrabble 
pygame 1.9.6
Hello from the pygame community.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/tuxmathscrabble", line 38, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/TuxMathScrabble/", line 63, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/TuxMathScrabble/", line 451, in run
    self.update_global_config_dependents()#move dictionary stuff to after splash!!!
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/TuxMathScrabble/", line 1123, in update_global_config_dependents
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/TuxMathScrabble/", line 64, in __init__
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: './TuxMathScrabble/Actors/Tux2D/config'

Apparently the game looks for data files relative to the current directory but there's no wrapper changing the directory.
Comment 1 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2019-12-25 18:52:52 UTC
Upstream stopped its development too in favor of a web version

It requires pygame with python2 support and I couldn't find any ports to python3... then, I would opt for treecleaning it
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2019-12-25 21:22:40 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 5f28d08b67bb2939bc2307de5792a4b3929486f5
Author:     David Seifert <>
AuthorDate: 2019-12-25 21:21:40 +0000
Commit:     David Seifert <>
CommitDate: 2019-12-25 21:21:40 +0000

    profiles/package.mask: Last-rite games-kids/tuxmathscrabble
    Signed-off-by: David Seifert <>

 profiles/package.mask | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-02-03 06:10:35 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 0edb8ab929ea4a90bdc42eca8005b09cb8af51bd
Author:     Michał Górny <>
AuthorDate: 2020-02-03 06:08:52 +0000
Commit:     Michał Górny <>
CommitDate: 2020-02-03 06:08:52 +0000

    games-kids/tuxmathscrabble: Remove last-rited pkg
    Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <>

 games-kids/tuxmathscrabble/Manifest                |  1 -
 .../files/tuxmathscrabble-0.8.1-gentoo.patch       | 92 ----------------------
 games-kids/tuxmathscrabble/metadata.xml            | 11 ---
 .../tuxmathscrabble-0.8.1-r1.ebuild                | 63 ---------------
 profiles/package.mask                              |  5 --
 5 files changed, 172 deletions(-)