My first real request for help

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Tue Nov 19 18:19:12 CET 2013


On Tuesday 19 November 2013 12:12:49 Tim Chase did opine:

> 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/subprocess.py?
> 
> I think Peter is suggesting that line 3182 in _dynamic_tabs should
> either read (the better way)

Now, this is a puzzle.
_dynamic_tabs is not a file in /usr/lib/python2.6, nor does it "grep" in 
that directory.

I need another clue, how much are they? :).
> 
>   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.
> 
> -tkc
> 
> 
> 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.

Thanks Tim.

Cheers, Gene
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