[PyQt] -a option of configure.py in PyQt-x11-gpl-4-snapshot-20070709 broken

Giovanni Bajo rasky at develer.com
Tue Jul 10 12:30:23 BST 2007

On 7/10/2007 5:59 AM, Gerard Vermeulen wrote:

> $ echo "yes" | python configure.py -a
> Determining the layout of your Qt installation...
> This is the GPL version of PyQt 4-snapshot-20070709 (licensed under the
> GNU General Public License) for Python 2.5.1 on linux2.
> [ ...]
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "configure.py", line 1733, in <module>
>     main(sys.argv)
>   File "configure.py", line 1696, in main
>     inform_user()
>   File "configure.py", line 720, in inform_user
>     sipconfig.inform("The QScintilla API file will be installed in %s."
> % os.path.join(opts.qscidir, "api", "python")) File
> "/home/packer/usr/lib/python2.5/posixpath.py", line 62, in join elif
> path == '' or path.endswith('/'): AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has
> no attribute 'endswith'

-a/--qsci-api basically means: "install QScintilla API to the default 
directory". You need -n/--qsci-api-destdir to specify a custom directory.

But: the code that computes the default directory is currently disabled. 
See this FIXME around line 1664:

     if opts.qscidir:
         # An explicit directory implies installing the API file.
         opts.api = 1
     elif False: # FIXME the path is not always writable!
         opts.qscidir = os.path.join(qt_datadir, "qsci")

         if os.path.isdir(opts.qscidir):
             # Install the API file if the default directory exists.
             opts.api = 1

So I don't think this is a regression introduced by my patch to add long 
options. It was probably broken before.

Giovanni Bajo

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