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Re: collabnet subversion edge setup wrecked my python distribution

Author markphip (OCN Member)
Full name Mark Phippard
Date 2010-10-12 07:25:18 PDT
Message On 10/12/10 1:20 AM, "yada yada" <XXXX@XXXX> wrote:

> So basically Collabnet installs a version of Python, without checking for a
> current install, changes system and environment variables along with registry
> entries without asking, forcing it's version above other 'possible' mission
> critical installations.
>
> Instead of packaging Python with Collabnet why dont you make Python v.X.X a
> requirement and have it check for versions so the end-user can hook it to
> whichever installation which is required.
>
> I think that would iron out the whole - "damn i have to go and edit my
> registry, reset all my sys and env variables just to make this work" scenarios

If you think it is easy, this is an open-source project and I invite you to
come help make it better.

I know what we are doing is not ideal, that is why I made sure to document
everything we changed in the readme file we post online and in the installer
itself. We also do not alter anything in the system folders, even though
other Python distributions do this and break other apps by doing so. We add
ourselves to PATH and the registry. The latter because Python runtime
seemed to need it to work properly.

If you can figure out a way to do this better and show us that the app still
works we would certainly be receptive to your changes.

Mark

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collabnet subversion edge setup wrecked my python distribution shevitz (OCN Member) Daniel Shevitz 2010-09-14 13:41:12 PDT
     Re: collabnet subversion edge setup wrecked my python distribution markphip (OCN Member) Mark Phippard 2010-09-14 14:03:07 PDT
         RE: Re: collabnet subversion edge setup wrecked my python distribution seriallzz (OCN Member) yada yada 2010-10-11 22:20:59 PDT
             Re: collabnet subversion edge setup wrecked my python distribution markphip (OCN Member) Mark Phippard 2010-10-12 07:25:18 PDT
                 RE: Re: collabnet subversion edge setup wrecked my python distribution touspn (OCN Member) tanya spiros 2012-04-28 11:03:23 PDT
         RE: collabnet subversion edge setup wrecked my python distribution drhelmer (OCN Member) Geir Engebakken 2010-12-15 06:46:40 PST
             Re: collabnet subversion edge setup wrecked my python distribution markphip (OCN Member) Mark Phippard 2010-12-15 08:25:46 PST
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