Why BOM in logging message?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 17:16:09 CET 2013

On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 3:06 AM, Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> wrote:
> Well, this is fascinating.  It turns out that while all of our
> machines report that they're running 2.7.3, they have two different
> versions of /usr/lib/python2.7/logging/handlers.py!
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 45076 Aug  1 05:39 /usr/lib/python2.7/logging/handlers.py
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 45143 Apr 20  2012 /usr/lib/python2.7/logging/handlers.py

Ha, that would do it!

I don't have a corresponding system to compare against, but what
package is that file managed by?

$ dpkg -S /usr/lib/python2.7/logging/handlers.py

See if both systems show it as part of the same package, and if so, if
the package is at the same version on each. On my Maverick desktop, I
have 2.6, and the package is python2.6-minimal.


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