[Baypiggies] __init__.py.in

Jeremy Fishman jeremy.r.fishman at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 21:11:04 CET 2009

Hi Alison,

I'm assuming you're following the instructions at
http://live.gnome.org/GAP/PythonATSPI.  These appear to be a bit outdated as
the parent package, at-spi, is using an autoconf/automake build system.  For
the pyatspi sub-package itself all this means is that the file __init__.
py.in is processed during configuration to generate __init__.py.  Looking at
the file, all that it does is insert the build version string at the top of
the module.

To build properly, you would need autoconf/automake and all the
dependencies.  Instead

$ cp __init__.py.in __init__.py

And edit line 36 to

__version__ = (1, 26, 0)

Just to build/install the python package.


On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Alison Chaiken <alchaiken at gmail.com>wrote:

> Sorry for this newbie question, but I'm stumped.     I'd like to use
> package pyatspi, which comes with (among other things) a file called
> __init__.py.in.    The instructions for installation say to run
> "python setup.py install" as expected.     However "python setup.py
> install" and "python setup.py build" give me the error
> running build
> running build_py
> package init file '__init__.py' not found (or not a regular file)
> package init file '__init__.py' not found (or not a regular file)
> Well yeah, the svn download doesn't provide an __init__.py file, so I
> don't have one!
> What step am I missing here?     How do I turn __init__.py.in into
> __init__.py?    I can't find the answer in G****e.
> Alternatively, what I wish to do is to use pyatspi to switch linux
> desktop screens under programmatic control.    Is there a more
> recommended package that provides this capability.
> Thanks,
> Alison
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