[Python-apps-team] Bug#761814: generating RSS output fails, Htmltmpl error: Cannot save precompiled templates

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.pro
Tue Sep 16 08:43:41 UTC 2014

Package: planet-venus
Version: 0~bzr116-1

By default, planet generates a HTML output and an Atom feed

It is also desirable to publish an RSS feed.  Planet includes a template
for RSS output, but when I add the following in planet.ini:

template_files = /usr/share/planet-venus/theme/common/atom.xml.xslt

it fails with an error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/planet", line 138, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/planet/splice.py", line 118, in apply
    output_file = shell.run(template_file, doc)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/planet/shell/__init__.py", line 66,
in run
    module.run(template_resolved, doc, output_file, options)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/planet/shell/tmpl.py", line 252, in run
    template = manager.prepare(script)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/htmltmpl.py", line 223, in prepare
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/htmltmpl.py", line 366, in
    % template_dir
htmltmpl.TemplateError: Htmltmpl error: Cannot save precompiled
templates to '/usr/share/planet-venus/theme/common': write permission

I tried creating a directory for the templates under the cache directory
and creating symlinks to the original template files and then
configuring it:

     template_files = cache/templates/atom.xml.xslt

 It also fails with the same error.

If I copy the template files to the cache directory (instead of using
symlinks) then it works, but keeping copies of these files doesn't seem
like a good idea.

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