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Error while contacting GitHub - after plugin update #68

contumax opened this Issue · 6 comments

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Ubuntu 12.04, this is what console says:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./", line 168, in _fn
  File "./", line 571, in run
  File "./", line 279, in get_gists
  File "./", line 353, in api_request_native
  File ".\", line 126, in urlopen
  File ".\", line 391, in open
  File ".\", line 414, in _open
  File ".\", line 369, in _call_chain
  File ".\", line 1194, in unknown_open
URLError: <urlopen error unknown url type: https>
error: Gist: Error while contacting GitHub

Thanks for looking into this issue.


I'm experiencing the same issue.

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 running Unity
Sublime Text 2.0.1 Build 2217
Plugin Version: pulled from Github (although package management version receives same error).


Hi Anton Vérinov,

I pulled in of Feb 1 commit ( and things were back to normal in Sublime Text 2.

Possibly the recent changes to on Feb 3 (, that introduced updates in the usage of urllib2 in may need some attention.



Must be fixed now


Thanks Dmitry it works again. It would be great to move user&pass/token to some "user" file so you don't have to reenter credentials every time there is an update.


You need to enter it in User Settings (Preferences -> Package Settings -> Gist -> Settings - User), not in Settings - Default.

@condemil condemil closed this

It doesn't work for me in Sublime Text 3 (build 3061), on Linux Mint 15:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "gist in /home/levacic/.config/sublime-text-3/Installed Packages/Gist.sublime-package", line 105, in _fn
  File "gist in /home/levacic/.config/sublime-text-3/Installed Packages/Gist.sublime-package", line 625, in run
  File "gist in /home/levacic/.config/sublime-text-3/Installed Packages/Gist.sublime-package", line 289, in get_gists
  File "gist in /home/levacic/.config/sublime-text-3/Installed Packages/Gist.sublime-package", line 380, in api_request_native
  File "./urllib/", line 156, in urlopen
  File "./urllib/", line 469, in open
  File "./urllib/", line 492, in _open
  File "./urllib/", line 447, in _call_chain
  File "./urllib/", line 1310, in unknown_open
urllib.error.URLError: <urlopen error unknown url type: https>

Some research shows that this is a bug with Sublime Text on Linux:

Sorry for dumping so many links to you, just wanted to show you that this is a known issue.

As it is, I'm unable to use this package on my home computer. But the weird thing is - I'm pretty sure it works on my work computer (unless I'm remembering incorrectly), which is also running Linux Mint 15.

I can't access my work computer now, but I'll be at the office tomorrow - is there any specific debug info I could give you to help solve this problem?

And if it's actually ST3's fault (as the links suggest), would you be interested in coding a workaround to use curl or something else that's available?


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