[SciPy-user] RPM building trouble

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Tue Oct 5 13:22:29 CDT 2004

Prabhu Ramachandran schrieb:
>>>>>>"FP" == Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> writes:
>     >> I am not sure what we can do to fix the problem in this case.
>     >> I don't really understand why changing the LANG environment
>     >> should affect the functioning of Python.  So if someone has a
>     >> suggestion please let the list know.
>     FP> Wow.  This was also the source of my problems.  I'm learning
>     FP> german, so I've switched my desktop to
> [...]
>     FP> Both the simpleFrame and the WxDemo examples run just fine,
>     FP> and the errors I reported just a few minutes ago are gone.
> Great!
>     FP> Now, as to why in hell this should matter, I have no idea.
>     FP> And I think it's bad: we can't exactly force users from all
>     FP> over the world to reset their desktops to US English, can we ?
> I suspect this is a Redhat-ism.  Maybe not but could be.  There are
> reports of some users needing to do this to use Acrobat reader also.

That's a sligthly different problem, I think.  Acroread crashes in UTF-8 
locales, but I think that one is an Acroread bug.  Yesterday I also discovered 
that Mathematica won't even start (it dies with weird errors) with my 
de_DE.UTF-8 LANG also.  So it seems like quite a bit of software out there is 
written with pretty hard assumptions about what LANG is :(

> Anyway, could you please just try replacing the string in
> the wxPython_thread.py wrap_builtinfunction(func, call_holder) 
>  func_tmpl = """\...
> with func_tmpl = r"""\..."""
> That is make it a raw string and see if that helps?  Also, in the same
> long string, change the
> call_holder.call('call_holder.result=old_func(*args,**kws)') to use a
> raw string.
> This is a shot in the dark but the only one that makes any sense (to
> my limited knowledge) to try.

Nope, no improvement.



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