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Maintain the path in installable UnixAPI

I am developing an API in Unix environment for virtual machines. Most of the modules are developed in python. I have few questions on this. Inside the API I am using absolute path like '/root/virtman/...
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Error importing lxml package python in Ubuntu

When I try importing lxml package in python I am receiving the following error. Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-...
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CheckInstall fails to install on Debian

I tried CheckInstall to track installation of package on Debian, but it fails to install it. Installation follows the typical configure/make process $ autoconf $ ./configure $ make $ make install ...
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checkinstall package conflicts with python

I'm trying to do a distribution upgrade from Debian 6 to 7 and am having some issues with some packages I created and installed with checkinstall. When doing the upgrade I get the following message: ...
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add-apt-repository Raises A Python Error

I wanted to install Numix icon theme, therefore I needed to add ppa, but it strangely raised this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 163, in <...
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lxml with custom install location for libxml2/libxslt doesn't find correct location

I am using CentOS 6.5 and want to use newer versions of Python, lxml, libxml2 and libxslt2 than what's available from the repos. So I build libxml2, libxslt2 and python 2.7.8 from scratch, and add ...
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Do all Linux processes write EOF to stdout when they are terminating/have finished terminating?

I'm having trouble with sending shutdown -h 0 to a lxc Debian container (i.e. executing this command in the lxc) with with the python pexpect module (in a python script). In this module the user can "...
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Identify when python script is waiting for a manual input

I'm writing a shell script which executes a Python script. The Python script halts for a manual enter to be provided. However, I don't want to have to press enter each time to the script. Instead, I ...
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How to exit out of the shell script successfully so that python subprocess think it is successfull exit? [closed]

Below is my shell script which simply execute a url like this http://example.com:8080/beat and parse the response and verify certain conditions on it. If that condition is met, then exit successfully ...
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FreeBSD Ports Broken — Python Issue? Portmaster -a

Upgraded FreeBSD from 8.2 >> 8.4 >> 10.0-RELEASE today. In the process, I believe I have mangled my ports tree quite badly and am having issues upgrading/reinstalling ports (as the upgrade asks me to ...
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Running ipython notebook on Debian

I'm trying to get ipython notebook to run on my Debian machine without much success. I've installed ipython and ipython-notebook via apt-get, but when I try to start it up I get the following: $ ...
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PiGlow not working

After following the steps specified in Boeeerb's PiGlow github repo, when I try to run the test.py file it gives me the following message: Traceback (most recent call last) : File "test.py" , line ...
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How can i fix the following gmp library dependency error while trying to install Charm?

I am trying to install Charm crypto python framework in ubuntu 11.04 with python 2.7. Requirements say that i should have gmp installed 5.*. I have successfully installed gmp lib and i have run all ...
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Different version of Python cannot find modules

In my Suse system I have these 2 versions of Python: # which python2.6 # /usr/bin/python2.6 # which python2.4 # /usr/local/bin/python2.4 2.6 is the system one, and 2.4 was compiled by me. If I ...
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OfflineIMAP tells me SQLite isn't installed, even though it is

Whenever I run OfflineIMAP v6.5.3.1 I get an error for every folder (i.e. tag and folder in Gmail) which tells me there was a problem and then right after it tells me: SQLite backend chosen, but no ...
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Installing python module pyexiv2 on CentOS?

I downloaded the latest pyexiv2 files: pyexiv2-0.3.2.tar.bz2 and I looked at the README file which said: To build and install the library, while in the top-level directory (e.g. '~/dev/pyexiv2', ...
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Automation tasks for system administrators [closed]

If I am a junior UNIX/Linux system administrator, and I want to make automation tasks for the server. I know Shell script, Perl, and Python. All of these are used to make automation tasks. Which one ...
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Simple console text editor suited to python

I am looking for a light weight shell editor for Linux that a young child (eg 7-8 year old) can write python scripts in. The motivation is to find something that is helpful for a beginning programmer ...
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Debian, virtualenv, IPython notebook and matplotlib inline plots

I have been using IPython notebook on both OSX and Windows 7 for a while. Now I'm trying to create a minimal system for me to work on Debian 7 (Wheezy). I installed: LXDE Python2.7 python-dev ...
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Can't install python because of zypper conflict

I have a virtual machine I just set up. I'm running a completely fresh install of OpenSUSE (with online updates from yast). At the terminal I tried to run python: $ python bash: python: command not ...
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Safely convert unicode strings to printable characters

I have many HTML files containing mixed unicode strings like \303\243 and printable characters like %s. What I'd like to do is converting the unicode strings into printable characters in a safe way. ...
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I want to install a library which requires a python version and, having two installed, finds the wrong one

I want to install a library on my debian machine and it requires a python version above 2.6.6-7. The machine had installed the version 2.5.2-3, so I installed python 2.7. When I run python -V, the ...
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Managing the output streams of many subprocesses with deadlocks

I have a Python script that does more or less this current_tasks = TaskManager() MAXPROCS = 8 while len(outstanding_tasks) > 0: if len(current_tasks.running) < MAXPROCS: ...
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how to install ast python package

I'm using django constance in my project. This app used a python package ast. When I try to install that package using command pip-2.7 install ast, it results as "Could not find any downloads that ...
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I want to run commands like make, make install, python setup install without changing directories

I have written a script which will download software from the internet to the current user's home directory and then untar it. And then I have to make and make install it and in some software I have ...
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Running google cloudprint on boot

I use this Python script on my Debian based Guru Plug to make it work as a print server for Google Cloudprint. With this I can print from my Android devices using apps like PrinterShare or Cloud Print....
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What scripting language or platform to use for web page downloads and screen interaction? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does anybody here have experience in automating some tasks in web applications using curl? Here is what I need to do? Wondering what platform is most suited - easy to ...
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python-pam not working… How to dig for the error?

I have a django application where users should be able to login according to the system's shadow database. I found this login backend which uses python-pam, as far as I can tell. While installing the ...
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Pipe Python Shell to source-highlight

When I try to make the Python shell get color: python 2>&1 | source-highlight --failsafe -f esc -s python the >>> prompt seems to be always delayed by 1 command. Why is this ...
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ImportError when running WSGI app in Apache: undefined symbol: PyUnicodeUCS2_DecodeUTF8

I'm trying to run MoinMoin under Apache on SLES 11P1. I'm getting the following error in my Apache log when somebody tries to access the site: mod_wsgi (pid=20772): Target WSGI script '/srv/www/wiki/...
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How to build a python egg for a TRAC plugin?

I'd like to install a mercurial plugin for Trac. The manual provides an svn path with the source code. I need to create an "egg" from that source code. Do I need to have SVN installed in order to do ...
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Glade gtk drag and drop tools

Glade is a program to create windows, panels, buttons... My question is does glade provide the tools to write apps for drag and drop. I've gone through the tools on the left side and couldn't find ...
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zipimport.ZipImportError: can't decompress data; zlib not available

On RHEL 6.6, I installed Python 3.5.1 from source. I am trying to install pip3 via get-pip.py, but I get Traceback (most recent call last): File "get-pip.py", line 19177, in <module> ...
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Enable SCL python27 so other RPMs can see it

Trying to create an RPM that uses Python 2.7 on a RHEL 6 machine. I'm using SCL to enable Python2.7 and building the RPM with it fine. However, when I try to install that RPM on a different system ...
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How to install mailman when it needs an older version of Python?

I am working on an install of mailman 3.0.3 on Ubuntu Server 16.04 which ships with Python 3.5.1 and 2.7.11. Per Barry Warsaw that version of mailman requires Python 3.4.n. https://gitlab.com/mailman/...
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How do I run a supervisor command in a Eclipse PyDev project without being asked for a password?

So I've got the following code that should check whether an npm package is installed: def is_installed(name, as_global=True): # Returns whether NPM package is installed. s = shell(...
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How to find my pip? [closed]

Yesterday I installed the pip with python get-pip.py and it can be regular used. Now it shows this. -bash: pip: command not found so I try to use python get-pip.py to install it again. ...
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PyOpenCL on Linux Mint: PLATFORM_NOT_FOUND_KHR

I've been trying to get PyOpenCL and PyCUDA running on a Linux Mint machine. I have things installed but the demo scripts fail with the error: pyopencl.cffi_cl.LogicError: clgetplatformids failed: ...
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Can python extract org-mode tables from org documents?

I'm trying to write some python code that reads specified tables in org mode documents. For example, I have a file ~/foo.org $ cat ~/foo.org #+Title: Example Org Document * Section One Proin quam ...
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Installing Python modules on ChromeOS

Is there any way you can download Python modules in ChromeOS without accessing developer mode? I am using a student Chromebook that blocks access to developer mode.
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python weather script not working [closed]

i am using archlinux with openbox. I created a pipe menu with a python script to get the weather from yahoo. at the begining it worked fine, but then it stopped working. the python file: http://...
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Can I do socket programming in Python on a Chromebook with Crouton? [closed]

The idea is to run a simple server on a Chromebook. Does Crouton afford that much control? I might not actually write the server in python but it'd be nice to know whether it's possible.
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Installing Anaconda on a Chromebook

So I'm not sure if this is the right place for my question since I'm using Chrome OS, but I've put it in developer mode and opened a shell, which looks very reminiscent of a Unix shell. I've never ...
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Trying to get .py scripts running through apache (mod_python) [closed]

All the tutorials say to look for <directory...> </directory>, but I cannot find this in my default 000-default.conf (on my raspberry pi). Can someone explain what I am supposed to do? All ...
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Fatal Python error: pycurl: libcurl link-time version is older than compile-time version

When updating yum via sudo on our (Amazon Linux) server, I get the following error: Fatal Python error: pycurl: libcurl link-time version is older than compile-time version I find the following ...
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Start my webpy server using supervisor

I am trying to start my python web.py server at boot, but I am having difficulties getting it running by itself. I have a config-file like the following. It's basically the sample file with an added ...
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How to use a tty as a sound device for pjsua?

I have a bi-directional PCM device that appears as /dev/ttyUSBxx. It provides and consumes 16-bit linear PCM at 8KHz (though that can be changed to u-LAW or a-LAW). I would like to use the device in ...
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Running Python application on boot through init.d script

I am trying to start an Python application on a Debian based OS that is running on a router. This application comes prebundled with site-packages and a python binary. Like a virtual environment. The ...
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how to find default SMTP server name?

I have a python script which uses smtplib to send out an email. I am not sure what to use for mail server name in the smtplib.SMTP initialization. On my test server I use the below and it works fine. ...
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Python installation fails in chroot

I tried to install Miniconda Python in a chroot: chroot $1 wget -q https://repo.continuum.io/miniconda/Miniconda3-3.19.0-Linux-x86_64.sh -O /tmp/miniconda.sh ...