[Python-modules-team] Bug#461190: malformatted help output

martin f krafft madduck at debian.org
Thu Jan 17 09:08:33 UTC 2008

Package: ipython
Version: 0.8.2.dfsg-1
Severity: minor

If I type

  import os

then I get a pager where the top lists escape sequences:

  ESC[0;31mType:          ESC[0mmodule
  ESC[0;31mBase Class:    ESC[0m<type 'module'>
  ESC[0;31mString Form:ESC[0m     <module 'os' from '/usr/lib/python2.4/os.pyc'>
  ESC[0;31mNamespace:     ESC[0mInteractive
  ESC[0;31mFile:          ESC[0m/usr/lib/python2.4/os.py
  ESC[0m    OS routines for Mac, DOS, NT, or Posix depending on what system we're on.

These should probably be interpreted and not echoed verbatim.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.23-1-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages ipython depends on:
ii  python                        2.4.4-6    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-pexpect                2.1-1      Python module for automating inter
ii  python-support                0.7.6      automated rebuilding support for p

ipython recommends no packages.

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