My first real request for help

Tim Chase python.list at
Tue Nov 19 17:31:08 CET 2013

On 2013-11-19 11:19, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>   File "/usr/bin/axis", line 3326, in <module>
>>>     _dynamic_tabs(inifile)
>>>   File "/usr/bin/axis", line 3182, in _dynamic_tabs
>>>     child = Popen(cmd)
> You are suggesting I edit /usr/lib/python2.6/

I think Peter is suggesting that line 3182 in _dynamic_tabs should
either read (the better way)

  child = Popen([cmd, args])

or (the not-so-good way)

  child = Popen(cmd, shell=True)

If you drop a breakpoint right before that line, you should be able
to tell what it's trying to pass into Popen:

  print("DEBUGGING: %s" % repr(cmd))
  child = Popen(...)

which should give you insight into what's being called.


PS: yes, I know about using "%r" in the format string rather than
"%s" plus a repr() call, but weird things happen in the event that
the parameter is a tuple; it could also have been written

  print("DEBUGGING: %r" % (cmd,))

but I find that a tad uglier.

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