Paraview 5.9 Freezes when opening python shell

I’m running Ubuntu 20.04

I downloaded the Paraview .tar.gz file from the Downloads page and extracted into a directory inside Downloads. When I run the paraview executable within bin/ the GUI appears and works well until I open the Python shell view. As soon as I click in the shell, Paraview freezes and can only be closed by killing it. This happens for both 5.9.0 and 5.9.1. Is this a bug, or is just my setup? Paraview 5.8 doesn’t have this problem.

Sounds like something in your environnement is breaking ParaView python interpreter.
I’d check any python env var like PYTHONPATH.

same for me:

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

pvpython works