[issue10496] "import site failed" when Python can't find home directory (sysconfig._getuserbase)

STINNER Victor report at bugs.python.org
Thu May 5 14:49:48 CEST 2011

STINNER Victor <victor.stinner at haypocalc.com> added the comment:

> If the user base cannot be calculated, paths
> starting with ~ should not exist or be used at all in this context.

It's not "~" but "{userbase}" substitution variable.

Here is a new patch implementing this idea: don't create the variables using the user directory if the user doesn't exist (if we cannot get the user directory). I didn't test distutils, I just try to start Python (it does work using bug.c).

Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file21896/nonexistent_user.patch

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