[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#516037: gnumed-client: hard-codes the location to python modules

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Thu Feb 19 08:54:55 UTC 2009

Le jeudi 19 février 2009 à 09:47 +0100, Karsten Hilbert a écrit :
> > This is very simple, just ship the modules to /usr/share/gnumed-client,
> > and modify your script to do something like:
> >         import sys
> >         sys.path.append("/usr/share/gnumed-client")
> >         import Gnumed.whatyouwant
> What GNUmed currently does is:
> 	import Gnumed.whatyouwant
> and expect to *just find* its modules in sys.path - which is
> AFAICT the right thing to do and works cross platform. This
> runs on all flavours of Linux plus Windows plus MacOSX so
> I'm not going to hardcode *something else* right into my
> Python scripts which is specific to Linux or even Debian.

There is nothing specific in using a private modules directory.
Actually, if the modules are not useful to anything else outside Gnumed,
there’s no reason to put them in a public path, where they can be
accessed by any other Python application.

> No, if something is hardcoded or dynamically adjusted it
> should really be in an OS-level wrapper around gnumed.py
> such as a shell script.

I fail to see any difference between doing it in shell or in python. If
you want to do what I wrote earlier in shell, just modify PYTHONPATH to
the privates module directory, and that’s all.

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