Bug 53900 - Needs python as dependency
Needs python as dependency
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Guppi (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2001-09-20 19:19 EDT by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-24 23:29:35 EST
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Description Enrico Scholz 2001-09-20 19:19:16 EDT
Guppi has needs the python-version it was compiled with:

| $ strings /usr/lib/libguppiuseful.so | egrep 'python|1.5.2'
| ...
| lib/python%s
| 1.5.2

When using another python version, Guppi will fail to start:

| Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix>
| Consider setting $PYTHONHOME to <prefix>[:<exec_prefix>]
| 'import exceptions' failed; use -v for traceback
| Warning!  Falling back to string-based exceptions
| 'import site' failed; use -v for traceback
| Fatal Python error: couldn't import os

Therefore, there should be an explicit 'Requires: python = <version>' where
<version> is the used python-version. Without this it is very difficulty to
determine why programs using guppi are failing (e.g. gnucash).
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-02-05 22:21:50 EST
This will be fixed in Guppi-0.40.3-3, because in that version the python support
got removed. ;)

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