[IPython-dev] ipython0.9 and python2.4

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Sun Sep 14 16:25:33 CDT 2008

On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 2:11 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 7:26 AM, Nils Wagner
> <nwagner@iam.uni-stuttgart.de> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I just installed ipython from source.
>> I found an incompatibility wrt python2.4
> This is turning into a minor nightmare.  There were LOTS more 2.5
> things in there:

OK, I give up for now.  I'm going to take a break and see where I can
get later, but I may not be able to spend more time on this today.
The problem is that I deactivated the config stuff altogether to avoid
the with statement, thinking it wasn't yet used everywhere.  Well, it

ERROR: Failure: exceptions.ImportError(No module named config.api)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/nose/loader.py", line 360,
in loadTestsFromName
    module = self.importer.importFromPath(
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/nose/importer.py", line 39,
in importFromPath
    return self.importFromDir(dir_path, fqname)
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/nose/importer.py", line 84,
in importFromDir
    mod = load_module(part_fqname, fh, filename, desc)
  File "/home/fpa/usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ipython-0.9.1-py2.4.egg/IPython/kernel/config/__init__.py",
line 21, in ?
    from IPython.config.api import ConfigObjManager
ImportError: No module named config.api

We can't run the kernel code on 2.4 at all in this manner...

I'm thinking of just pushing my current trunk-dev up to lp and see if
someone can pitch in quickly in case I can't continue.  I've fixed a
lot of the failures, but now it seems that deactivating the config
stuff isn't viable: we need to make it 2.4-compliant, like it or not.
Which means rewriting some of its with-using code to not use 'with' at



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