Lollypop no longer launches after last testing update

Lollypop no longer launches. Can’t listen to my music. I am on Gnome edition, testing. Anyone else experience this issue?

Works fine for me. What is the output running it from the terminal?

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/bin/lollypop”, line 45, in
from lollypop.application import Application
File “/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/lollypop/”, line 18, in
gi.require_version(“Handy”, “1”)
File “/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/gi/”, line 132, in require_version
raise ValueError(‘Namespace %s not available for version %s’ %
ValueError: Namespace Handy not available for version 1

When an attempt to launch lollypop from terminal, I get the above text.

What other info can I provide? I forget how to create a good thread.

It’s an issue with the version of libhandy that’s in the repos:

You can install this AUR package; if you have the older version, it won’t even replace it (the older version), but just sit alongside it.


Aha, that’s why I’m not having the same issue. I have libhandy1 installed as a dependency for other packages.

FYI, there’s a Arch bug report open for it:

FS#68054 - [lollypop] Need libhandy1


Yeah, libhandy 1.0.0 is in the Arch testing repo right now.

So it’s coming. But until then, that AUR package should work as a temporary fix.

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Thank you both @Yochanan and @jabber

That is the solution then? To wait for the version of libhandy package. Or install it from AUR for the temporary fix.

Think I will wait. Will just listen to Spotify in the meantime.

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I suppose you could downgrade Lollypop.

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