gedit 'External Tools' plugin hashlib weirdness

Joel Hedlund joel.hedlund at
Fri Oct 1 10:03:34 CEST 2010

I apparently replied to soon.

Removing /usr/lib/python2.4 from PYTHONPATH did not solve the problem.
I think I may have had a launcher-started gedit running somewhere in
the background while testing. Any subsequent terminal-launches would
then just create new windows for the existing (non-bugged) process,
rather than starting a new process and tripping the bug (and by bug I
mean configuration error on my part, most likely).

However, I went further along the sys.path diff and found a path to a
second python2.6 installation. Apparently, this one shipped with a
standalone middleware client for distributed computing, and was
insinuated into my PYTHONPATH via a call to its startup script in
my .bashrc. Removing the call to the startup script solved the problem
again (!)

I still can't explain the traceback though.

But fwiw, this solution made the problem stay solved past a reboot, so
I have high hopes this time.


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