[IPython-dev] problems building documentation with sphinx-0.6.1

Darren Dale dsdale24@gmail....
Wed Apr 1 10:04:05 CDT 2009

I upgraded to sphinx-0.6.1 this morning and ran into some trouble. I've been
trying to track down the cause, attempting to build the docs for my own
projects (segfaults), numpy (issues, expecting segfaults), h5py (segfaults),
and now ipython (issues). As of version 0.6, a tag can be provided to
sphinx-build (perhaps in a make file or python equivalent) and then we can
do, for example:

.. only:: html

But until IPython is ready to require >sphinx-0.6, perhaps someone could
patch only_directives.py so it is compatible with version 0.6 and later:

=== modified file 'docs/sphinxext/only_directives.py'
--- docs/sphinxext/only_directives.py   2008-09-13 22:39:09 +0000
+++ docs/sphinxext/only_directives.py   2009-04-01 14:44:05 +0000
@@ -5,7 +5,10 @@

 from docutils.nodes import Body, Element
 from docutils.writers.html4css1 import HTMLTranslator
-from sphinx.latexwriter import LaTeXTranslator
+    from sphinx.latexwriter import LaTeXTranslator
+except ImportError:
+    from sphinx.writers.latex import LaTeXTranslator
 from docutils.parsers.rst import directives

 class html_only(Body, Element):

Has anyone tried building the ipython docs lately? After applying that
patch, I try to build ipython's docs and I get an error when sphinx gets to

/usr/local/src/ipython/docs/sphinxext/docscrape.py:117: UserWarning: Unknown
section Result
  warn("Unknown section %s" % key)
/usr/local/src/ipython/docs/sphinxext/docscrape.py:117: UserWarning: Unknown
section Parameters:
  warn("Unknown section %s" % key)

Followed by another error, which is probably not a concern since I don't
have wxpython, but I thought I would report it anyway:

Exception occurred:[ 22%] api/generated/IPython.frontend.wx.console_widget
  File "/usr/local/src/ipython/docs/sphinxext/inheritance_diagram.py", line
107, in _import_class_or_module
    "Could not import class or module '%s' specified for inheritance
diagram" % name)
ValueError: Could not import class or module
'IPython.frontend.wx.console_widget' specified for inheritance diagram
The full traceback has been saved in /tmp/sphinx-err-axFWA0.log, if you want
to report the issue to the author.
Please also report this if it was a user error, so that a better error
message can be provided next time.
Send reports to sphinx-dev@googlegroups.com. Thanks!
make: *** [html] Error 1

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