[SciPy-dev] new buld process in CVS

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Thu Jan 10 11:31:56 CST 2002


>>>>> "PP" == Pearu Peterson <pearu at cens.ioc.ee> writes:

    PP> However, there must be some better way for that as checking
    PP> DISPLAY is not very reliable. For example, one can have
    PP> DISPLAY variable not set also in X terminals:

I think that it is not too bad if DISPLAY is not set.

  (1) In such a case you cannot run an X application properly so you
  cant run the tests anyway.  well, technically you could by passing
  -display but seldom do folks do it.

    $ unset DISPLAY 
    $ display # an X11 app
    display: Unable to connect to X server () [Function not implemented].  

  (2) Even if you ssh to a remote host and enable X11 forwarding the
  DISPLAY variable is automatically set.

  (3) I dont know why one would want to unset DISPLAY. :)

prabhu



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