[Grok-dev] How do I add Python 2.6 support to Grok?

Alec Munro alecmunro at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 08:55:40 EST 2009

Ok, beginning on 2.5.

First issue is that 317081 seems to still affect this (and seems to be
a duplicate of 315223).

Also, I'm having a problem downloading the eggbasket, and it may be
related to 315215. I get this error:

eggbasket: No correct tarball found at
eggbasket: The error was: empty, unreadable or compressed file: invalid header

And temp dir removal also doesn't work (315227).

The implication I've seen is that plenty of these may be fixed
already, perhaps it would be good to release another alpha?


On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 12:19 AM, Alec Munro <alecmunro at gmail.com> wrote:
> No. We use a lot of ternary statements, and some of our other software
> has bugs that are fixed by 2.6, but we can work around those if
> necessary. I'll start testing with 2.5.
> I'm principally annoyed that the version dependencies, and reasons
> thereof, seem to be so difficult to address. As far as I can tell,4
> out of my 5 problems could be solved very easily:
>  - 325353: For requiring Visual C++ to build zope.security, isn't this
> just a matter of someone providing a prebuilt binary to pypi?
>  - 317081: Requiring ~\.buildout\default.cfg to use "Docume~1",
> instead of "Documents and Settings". Seems like this should be an easy
> fix, and I should hope is already fixed somewhere.
>  - For the egg package version changes, these may already be in the trunk.
>  - 315227: For the problem with temp dir removal, this may also be
> fixed, according to a comment on the ticket.
> The only one that seems troublesome is 324327, which actually seems to
> be an incompatibility with Python2.6. But it doesn't affect any of my
> code, because I don't use the web server.
> Alec
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 7:39 PM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 21:19, Alec Munro <alecmunro at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi List,
>>> As I have repeatedly mentioned, Grok doesn't work on Python 2.6, at
>>> least on Windows. I've filed bugs, complained here in various threads,
>>> yet there appears to be no progress, or even mockery of my
>>> desperation.
>>> The timing of this is getting to be increasingly critical, as I'm
>>> weeks away from deploying this to 3 or 4 additional sites, and it's
>>> going to leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth if they have to go
>>> through what I did to get Grok installed.
>>> I suppose it's my own naivete, expecting that I could start
>>> development, and that the horribly broken installation process would
>>> be fixed in the mean time.
>> Well, yeah, Grok is based on Zope 3.4, which doesn't support 2.6
>> officially, so there is no real concentrated effort to get Grok onto
>> 2.6 just yet. Is there a reason you absolutely have to have 2.6?
>> --
>> Lennart Regebro: Pythonista, Barista, Notsotrista.
>> http://regebro.wordpress.com/
>> +33 661 58 14 64

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