[Python-modules-team] Bug#843898: Something to try

Sebastian P. Luque spluque at gmail.com
Sun Nov 20 20:29:04 UTC 2016

On Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:17:49 +0000,
Tobias Hansen <thansen at debian.org> wrote:

> If you google this you see that tons of people have similar issues:
> https://github.com/ipython/ipython/issues/9656
> https://github.com/ipython/ipython/issues/9815
> https://github.com/chrippa/backports.shutil_get_terminal_size/issues/9

> The most common "solution" there is reinstalling something with
> pip. My suspicion is that the people who see this on Debian also used
> pip and there is something interfering. Did you guys use pip (or
> something else to install Python modules not from Debian) and have a
> backports module or backports.shutil_get_terminal_size itself
> installed there?

I do use pip within virtual environments, but these shouldn't interfere.

First, as per Julien's request, here's my output:

$ python
Python 2.7.12+ (default, Sep  1 2016, 20:27:38) 
[GCC 6.2.0 20160927] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from  backports.shutil_get_terminal_size import get_terminal_size
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ImportError: No module named shutil_get_terminal_size

When using pip within virtual environments, packages/modules get
installed in ~/.local/lib/python2.7 in my case.  There I see one
potentially interfering backports module, which shows these contents:

$ ls -alh ~/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/backports/
total 12K
drwxr-xr-x  3 sluque sluque 4.0K Oct 30 16:16 .
drwx------ 20 sluque sluque 4.0K Oct 30 16:18 ..
drwxr-xr-x  2 sluque sluque 4.0K Oct 30 16:16 configparser


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