[issue10496] "import site failed" when Python can't find home directory
report at bugs.python.org
Mon Nov 22 01:59:52 CET 2010
New submission from Brian Bi <bbi5291 at gmail.com>:
This bug is Linux-specific.
When Python cannot find the home directory of the user invoking it, it prints "'import site' failed; use -v for traceback".
This occurs only when both of these conditions are met:
1. /etc/passwd contains no entry for the current real UID
2. the HOME environment variable does not exist
To duplicate this bug, compile and run the attached program as root.
(Note that this will fail if 12345 is a legitimate user on your system, or if Python is not at /usr/bin/python.)
title: "import site failed" when Python can't find home directory
versions: Python 2.6
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file19760/bug.c
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