Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#494 closed defect (fixed)

Python exec dir is hardcoded

Reported by: sadam Owned by: sascha_silbe
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: sugar-jhbuild Version: Git as of bugdate
Severity: Blocker Keywords: r?
Cc: Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: New


On jaunty, I found I was unable to build any of the activities because sugar.activity couldn't be found. I discovered that sugar/ was installed in install/lib/python2.6/dist-packages but that wasn't in my path (enter shell, execute python, import sys, print sys.path). Python 2.6 changes the exec directory in /usr/lib/pkgconfig/python2.6/pygtk-2.0.pc to
but /usr/lib/pkgconfig/python2.5/pygtk-2.0.pc has

This logic is hardcoded in sjhbuild/ Probably pkg-config should be used to set the appropriate directory in the path going forward.

Attachments (1)

sugar-jhbuild-python-2.6-fix.patch (2.4 KB) - added by sascha_silbe 15 years ago.
revised patch for python 2.6 fix

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Change History (14)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by tomeu

Can you check if this works?

diff --git a/sjhbuild/ b/sjhbuild/
index 4efe4e6..285442b 100644
--- a/sjhbuild/
+++ b/sjhbuild/
@@ -65,7 +65,7 @@ class Config(jhbuild.config.Config):
                                       'site-packages', 'gtk-2.0')
         jhbuild.config.addpath('PYTHONPATH', pythonpath)
-        python_lib = os.path.join(self.prefix, 'lib', 'python2.5', 'site-packages')
+        python_lib = os.path.join(self.prefix, 'lib', pythonversion, 'site-packages')
         os.environ['PYTHON_LIB'] = python_lib
         if 'DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS' in os.environ:

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by sadam

Nope. It generalizes the path to the approriate version of python, but doesn't change that for 2.6 the pyexecdir is dist-packages instead of site-packages.

print sys.path
[, '/home/sadam/checkout/sugar-jhbuild/install/lib/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0', '/home/sadam/checkout/sugar-jhbuild/install/lib/python2.6/site-packages', '/usr/lib/', '/usr/lib/python2.6', '/usr/lib/python2.6/plat-linux2', '/usr/lib/python2.6/lib-tk', '/usr/lib/python2.6/lib-old', '/usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload', '/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages', '/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/Numeric', '/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/PIL', '/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/gst-0.10', '/var/lib/python-support/python2.6', '/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/gtk-2.0', '/var/lib/python-support/python2.6/gtk-2.0', '/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages']

~/checkout/sugar-jhbuild$ ls install/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/
abiword gtk-2.0 hulahop pygtk.pth pygtk.pyc sugar
carquinyol hippo.a jarabe pygtk.pyo

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by tomeu

What about this?

diff --git a/sjhbuild/ b/sjhbuild/
index 4efe4e6..014dbec 100644
--- a/sjhbuild/
+++ b/sjhbuild/
@@ -1,5 +1,6 @@
 import os
 import sys
+from distutils import sysconfig
 import jhbuild.config
@@ -55,18 +56,15 @@ class Config(jhbuild.config.Config):
         # We need to add the gtk-2.0 directory explicitly to
         # the Python path since '.pth' files (here pygtk.pth)
         # only work properly in system directories
-        pythonversion = 'python' + str(sys.version_info[0]) + '.' + \
-                                       str(sys.version_info[1])
+        python_packages = sysconfig.get_python_lib(0, 0, prefix='')
         if self.use_lib64:
-            pythonpath = os.path.join(self.prefix, 'lib64', pythonversion,
-                                      'site-packages', 'gtk-2.0')
-        else:
-            pythonpath = os.path.join(self.prefix, 'lib', pythonversion,
-                                      'site-packages', 'gtk-2.0')
-        jhbuild.config.addpath('PYTHONPATH', pythonpath)
+            python_packages = python_packages.split('/', 1)[1]
+            python_packages = os.path.join('lib64', python_packages)
+        python_packages = os.path.join(self.prefix, python_packages)
+        jhbuild.config.addpath('PYTHONPATH', os.path.join(python_packages, 'gtk-2.0'))
-        python_lib = os.path.join(self.prefix, 'lib', 'python2.5', 'site-packages')
-        os.environ['PYTHON_LIB'] = python_lib
+        os.environ['PYTHON_LIB'] = python_packages
         if 'DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS' in os.environ:
 	    del os.environ['DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS']

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by erikos

  • Bug Status changed from Unconfimed to New
  • Component changed from sugar to sugar-jhbuild
  • Owner changed from tomeu to marcopg

comment:5 Changed 15 years ago by erikos

  • Owner changed from marcopg to tomeu
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:6 Changed 15 years ago by tomeu

  • Owner changed from tomeu to sascha_silbe

Sascha is our new jhbuild master ;)

Changed 15 years ago by sascha_silbe

revised patch for python 2.6 fix

comment:7 Changed 15 years ago by sascha_silbe

Using my new patch, I was able to compile "read" on Ubuntu jaunty / amd64 (which failed before) and Ubuntu intrepid / amd64 (worked before as well).
It needs testing for i386, though (both Python 2.5 and 2.6).

As jhbuild itself (i.e. the upstream project) has the same issue, my patch contains a workaround for that.

comment:8 Changed 15 years ago by sascha_silbe

There are several packages having Python 2.6 issues as well. Will file separate bugs.

comment:9 Changed 15 years ago by sascha_silbe

  • Keywords r? added

Bug report for upstream Jhbuild filed as #575426.
Using sugar-jhbuild on Ubuntu Jaunty is still blocked by #538 (upstream bug), but we'll need to patch sugar-jhbuild as well, so a review of my patch would be great.

comment:10 Changed 15 years ago by sascha_silbe

  • Status changed from assigned to accepted

As #538 has been fixed, I could now verify correct operation of my patch and checked it in. Please try again (remove the entire "install" directory first).
Leaving this bug open for a second pair of eyes over my patch (AKA review).

comment:11 Changed 15 years ago by sadam

I can confirm this as fixed.

comment:12 Changed 15 years ago by sascha_silbe

I had to change the behaviour again to include both lib and lib64 for gtk-2.0 as different distros use different paths (lib64 on Fedora, lib on Debian-based). :-/
In git as commit 2d3c75cc829b7603d681fb08ec030523da28acb0 .

comment:13 Changed 15 years ago by sascha_silbe

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

Has been committed quite some time ago, closing without review now.

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