Bleachbit Portable error

I’m no expert nor genius so here is the terminal output.
Any idea how to proceed - from a confused mind :woozy_face:

$ python
/home/rocky-iv/PortableApps/bleachbit-3.0/bleachbit/ SyntaxWarning: “is not” with a literal. Did you mean “!=”?
if msgctxt is not None and msgctxt is not “”:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/home/rocky-iv/PortableApps/bleachbit-3.0/”, line 38, in
import bleachbit.GUI
File “/home/rocky-iv/PortableApps/bleachbit-3.0/bleachbit/”, line 67, in
bleachbit_exe_path = os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(file.decode(sys.getfilesystemencoding())))
AttributeError: ‘str’ object has no attribute ‘decode’

Where did you get Bleachbit Portable from?

The latest bleachbit can be found in the repos:

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Bleachbit portable comes from source tar.gz

Computers are Portable and so are Humans
It’s nice to keep portable applications on USB flash drives
Don’t ask me why I like portable versions of software - - No way do I want to go back to year 1950 computer history!

Submitted by gintois on Mon, 09/28/2015 - 06:52

Could it be that the info on the page you link to is obsolete?

As well as bleachbit-3.0 ?

Nearly a 70 year old man here - - Yea I may be obsolete but legs are still kicking . . . LOL

That’s gladdening!

But running a piece of obsolete software on a bleeding edge os? No legs could kick that off… :wink:

Good luck!


If you are going to use a GUI cleaner please use Stacer not BleachBit.

Okay shall download bleachbit-4.1.1.tar.gz

and see if that produces a new error :rofl: