Only Bytecode, No .py Files

John Roth johnroth1 at
Fri Jul 29 14:51:39 CEST 2011

On Jul 27, 8:56 am, Thomas Rachel <nutznetz-0c1b6768-bfa9-48d5-
a470-7603bd3aa... at> wrote:
> Am 27.07.2011 14:18 schrieb John Roth:
> > Two comments. First, your trace isn't showing attempts to open .py
> > files, it's showing attempts to open the Curses library in the bash
> > directory.
> Of course. My goal was to show that the OP's "problem" is not a python
> one, but occurs all over several programs.
>  > Maybe you also have a problem with the .py files,
> Why should I?
>  > It's also not showing the program that's causing the failing open.
> It is irrelevant, IMO.
> It just shows that it seems to be common, even for the bin loader, to
> search for libraries to be linked to by trying to open them from several
> places. So every program call must be full of "failures" shown by the
> "audit program".
> > Second, the audit program is an idiot. There are lots of programs
> > which use the "easier to ask forgiveness" pattern and test for the
> > existence of optional files by trying to open them. This may be what
> > Bash is doing.
> ACK. That is exactly what I wanted to show. (With the difference that
> this is probably nt the bash, but the linux loader trying to link a .so,
> but for the problem, it doesn't make any difference.)
> Thomas

Sorry. I thought what you posted was from the OP. I guess I don't
really expect someone to post a completely irrelevant trace in a
thread started by someone who has a problem.

John Roth

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