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Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis wrote:
> 2009-10-04 20:32:17 Hanno Böck napisał(a):
>> I just stepped over a problem with the new python-wrapper. If I interpreted
>> the changelogs correctly, since eselect-python-20090801 /usr/bin/python is no
>> longer a symlink, but a wrapper.
> Since eselect-python-20090804 /usr/bin/python is a symlink to a wrapper.
>> I find this a questionable idea simply for the overhead it causes, but it
>> seems that this breaks all init-scripts using start-stop-daemon for python
>> (same issue happens with some self-written python daemons we're using on our
>> I don't know what the reasons were for the change from symlinks to a wrapper
> Ebuilds (usually through python.eclass) need to be able to set requested version
> of Python without changing /usr/bin/python symlink. This is performed by setting
> EPYTHON environment variable ("E" in the name of this variable is related to words
> "ebuild" and "eclass"). If this variable isn't set, then Python wrapper uses
> version of Python configured using `eselect python`. Otherwise it uses version of
> Python referenced by this variable.
The problem here IMO is that this wrapper executes python2.6 with argv0 set
to python2.6, while it should be the argv0 from how the wrapper was executed.
At least this is what init.d scripts expect (seen with ntlmaps too).