Bug 58223 - Should specify /usr/bin/python2 instead of /usr/bin/python
Summary: Should specify /usr/bin/python2 instead of /usr/bin/python
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 73491
Alias: None
Product: ITS Tool
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Shaun McCance
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-12-13 06:09 UTC by Kerrick Staley
Modified: 2014-07-25 01:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Update itstool shebang to force usage of python2 (664 bytes, patch)
2013-01-14 22:06 UTC, Nuno Araujo (IRC: russo79)
Details | Splinter Review
Fix for libxml2 discovery (777 bytes, patch)
2014-07-24 22:02 UTC, Richard Mark
Details | Splinter Review

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Description Kerrick Staley 2012-12-13 06:09:39 UTC
The first line of itstool [1] is

#!/usr/bin/python -s

It should instead be

#!/usr/bin/python2 -s

to ensure compatibility with systems where "python" refers to Python 3. See [2].

[1] https://gitorious.org/itstool/itstool/blobs/master/itstool.in
[2] http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0394/
Comment 1 Nuno Araujo (IRC: russo79) 2013-01-14 22:06:51 UTC
Created attachment 73025 [details] [review]
Update itstool shebang to force usage of python2
Comment 2 Marc Plano-Lesay 2013-07-31 12:05:10 UTC
I just had the issue on ArchLinux, which switched to Python 3 as default for a while.
Comment 3 Kerrick Staley 2013-12-28 18:34:46 UTC
After https://gitorious.org/itstool/itstool/commit/1cce05f8c3d2b52f030b3e253d37ae5a6eee8003 this is resolved; the user can run

PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2 ./configure ...

instead of

./configure ...
Comment 4 Richard Mark 2014-07-24 21:57:33 UTC
The check for libxml2 does not use the $PYTHON version discovered from AutoConf

I built a patch for this on gitorious under rickmarks-itstool that changes the check to use $PYTHON, works for me with a dual python 2 and 3 system correctly
Comment 5 Richard Mark 2014-07-24 22:02:39 UTC
Created attachment 103408 [details] [review]
Fix for libxml2 discovery

Here's a patch to fix the libxml2 discovery
Comment 6 Michael Catanzaro 2014-07-25 01:48:00 UTC
I think only Richard's patch is needed nowadays, and it's identical to my patch in bug #73491, so let's use that bug instead.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 73491 ***

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