[IPython-User] ipython_config.py won't die

Brian Granger ellisonbg@gmail....
Wed Jul 14 00:03:26 CDT 2010


On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 9:58 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
>
> On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 8:16 PM, Chris Fonnesbeck <fonnesbeck@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm running from the latest on Github, so whatever:
>>
>> http://github.com/ipython/ipython.git
>>
>> gets me.
>
> Yes, that's it...
>
>> Even if I *delete* my .ipython directory entirely, the new directory
>> is populated with a ipy_user_config,py when I start ipython.
>
> Mmh, that's super, super odd.  If I move mine out of the way,  I get:
>
> maqroll[~]> ls ~/.ipython
> /bin/ls: cannot access /home/fperez/.ipython: No such file or directory
> maqroll[~]> ip
> Python 2.6.5 (r265:79063, Apr 16 2010, 13:09:56)
> Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>
> IPython 0.11.alpha1.git -- An enhanced Interactive Python.
> ?         -> Introduction and overview of IPython's features.
> %quickref -> Quick reference.
> help      -> Python's own help system.
> object?   -> Details about 'object'. ?object also works, ?? prints more.
>
> In [1]:
> Do you really want to exit ([y]/n)?
> maqroll[~]> ls ~/.ipython
> db/  extensions/  history
>
> So ~/.ipython does get re-created, but it should NOT be populated with
> ipy_user_conf.py anymore.  Is it possible that you have a tangled-up
> installation of ipytyhon with pieces of the old code?  I just don't
> understand how that code can be active in your system...

Right, we were very careful in designing the new config system so that
it wouldn't copy the default config file over.  Sounds like a tangle
of sorts.

Brian

> Cheers,
>
> f
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