[issue1759] writing __version__.py and permissions when installing

David M. Cooke mercurial-bugs at selenic.com
Thu Jul 23 18:28:45 CDT 2009


New submission from David M. Cooke <david.m.cooke at gmail.com>:

I install python packages by building them as one user, and installing them 
as another (non-root!) user. This second user doesn't have write permissions 
to the directory where I'm building from, so writing 
mercurial/__version__.py fails.

Additionally, if the root user is used to install, mercurial/__version__.py 
will be owned by root.

The attached patch only writes mercurial/__version__.py if the version from 
there doesn't match the one determined by the version-detecting code (i.e., 
the file doesn't exist, or belongs to an different version). In particular, 
if 'python setup.py build' is first issued, 'python setup.py install' will 
not write __version__.py out, fixing the two problems above.

Patch is against changeset 65719472bfa2 (Thu Jul 23 15:26:29 2009 -0500)

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files: writing__version__.diff
messages: 10189
nosy: dmcooke
priority: bug
status: unread
title: writing __version__.py and permissions when installing

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