[Tutor] Problem with Winpdb.
kent37 at tds.net
Thu Oct 13 11:51:04 CEST 2005
Steve Robb wrote:
> Can anyone point me to what the problem may be with running Winpdb?
> I am running Win98, unfortunately
> However, when I try,
> ..\python _winpdb.py, from the same directory, I get the following
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\winpdb.py", line 607, in calc_path
> app_data = os.environ['APPDATA']
> File "C:\PYTHON24\lib\os.py", line 422, in __getitem__
> return self.data[key.upper()]
> KeyError: 'APPDATA'
winpdb seems to be looking for an environment variable (APPDATA) that is not supported on Win 98. As a workaround you could replace line 606 in C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\winpdb.py which says
if os.name == 'nt':
if os.name == 'nt' and os.environ.has_key('APPDATA'):
This will make winpdb create its settings file in the current directory with the name winpdb_settings.cfg.
Reporting this as a bug on SourceForge is also a good idea.
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