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Title: gensuitemodule.processfile fails
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: macOS Versions: Python 2.6
Status: closed Resolution: wont fix
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: jackjansen Nosy List: hhas, jackjansen, jneb, ronaldoussoren
Priority: low Keywords:

Created on 2005-02-16 07:17 by jneb, last changed 2022-04-11 14:56 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (6)
msg60661 - (view) Author: Jurjen N.E. Bos (jneb) * Date: 2005-02-16 07:17
gensuitemodule.processfile fails for an application as trivial as 
Safari, while the same procedure works OK on version 2.3.

On version 2.3:
>>> from gensuitemodule import processfile; processfile('/
[lots of dialogs]

On version 2.4, same machine:
>>> from gensuitemodule import processfile; processfile('/
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<input>", line 1, in ?
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/plat-mac/", line 222, in processfile
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
python2.4/plat-mac/", line 436, in compileaete
    creatorsignature, dummy = MacOS.GetCreatorAndType(fname)
Error: (-43, 'File not found')
I'm pretty conviced the application did not move in the 20 seconds 
between those two invocations :-)

Any suggestions?

- Jurjen
msg60662 - (view) Author: (hhas) Date: 2005-02-24 00:53
Logged In: YES 

I think the MacOS extension is broken. The gensuitemodule error you 
observe on Python 2.4 is probably being masked on Python 2.3 by other 
bugs that have since been cleaned up.

e.g. The following errors OMM (OS10.2.8, Python 2.3.3):

print MacOS.GetCreatorAndType('/Applications/')
--> MacOS.Error: (-43, 'File not found')

Seems to work on non bundle-based applications, but not bundle-based 
ones. Maybe you could check this and file a new report on the MacOS 
extension if you can confirm it.


p.s. Note that gensuitemodule and friends are obsolete. See appscript:
msg60663 - (view) Author: Jurjen N.E. Bos (jneb) * Date: 2005-02-25 11:22
Logged In: YES 

Yep, you're right. On both 2.3, and 2.4, I get:
>>> import MacOS
>>> print MacOS.GetCreatorAndType('/Applications/')
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<input>", line 1, in ?
Error: (-43, 'File not found')
When will appscript be incorporated into the standard libraries?
- Jurjen
msg60664 - (view) Author: (hhas) Date: 2005-02-25 17:20
Logged In: YES 

> When will appscript be incorporated into the standard libraries?

Dunno. It should be finished in the next few months. You'd need to ask 
Jack what the next entry point into the standard library would be.

msg60665 - (view) Author: Ronald Oussoren (ronaldoussoren) * (Python committer) Date: 2005-07-31 13:33
Logged In: YES 

Integration with the standard library should not be considered to be the holy 
grail. Libraries outside of the standard library can be developed on a faster 
pace than Python itself.

I wouldn't mind if the standard libary docs mentioned appscript as a better 
solution than gensuitemodule :-)
msg96328 - (view) Author: Ronald Oussoren (ronaldoussoren) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-12-13 11:03
This issue is for deprecated Carbon module that has a well-maintained 
alternative outside of the stdlib.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:56:09adminsetgithub: 41585
2009-12-13 11:03:35ronaldoussorensetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: wont fix
messages: + msg96328

stage: test needed -> resolved
2009-12-09 21:51:08ronaldoussorensetpriority: normal -> low
2009-02-15 19:42:11ajaksu2setstage: test needed
type: behavior
versions: + Python 2.6, - Python 2.4
2005-02-16 07:17:43jnebcreate