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Title: html.entities ImportError in distutils2/pypi/ on Python2.7
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Distutils2 Versions: 3rd party
Status: closed Resolution: out of date
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: eric.araujo Nosy List: alexis, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, goibhniu, tarek
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2013-01-20 10:54 by goibhniu, last changed 2022-04-11 14:57 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (3)
msg180285 - (view) Author: Cillian de Róiste (goibhniu) Date: 2013-01-20 10:53
I guess it should be wrapped in a try, except:

    from html.entities import name2codepoint
except ImportError:
    from htmlentitydefs import name2codepoint

This works locally

Here's a sample traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 119, in <module>
    egg_release = pypi.get_release(egg['name'] + '==' + version)
  File "/nix/var/nix/profiles/plone/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Distutils2-1.0a4-py2.7.egg/distutils2/pypi/", line 201, in get_release
    releases = self.get_releases(predicate, prefer_final)
  File "/nix/var/nix/profiles/plone/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Distutils2-1.0a4-py2.7.egg/distutils2/pypi/", line 189, in get_releases
  File "/nix/var/nix/profiles/plone/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Distutils2-1.0a4-py2.7.egg/distutils2/pypi/", line 75, in wrapped
    return func(self, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/nix/var/nix/profiles/plone/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Distutils2-1.0a4-py2.7.egg/distutils2/pypi/", line 397, in _process_index_page
    self._process_url(url, name)
  File "/nix/var/nix/profiles/plone/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Distutils2-1.0a4-py2.7.egg/distutils2/pypi/", line 320, in _process_url
    for link, is_download in link_matcher(, base_url):
  File "/nix/var/nix/profiles/plone/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Distutils2-1.0a4-py2.7.egg/distutils2/pypi/", line 362, in _simple_link_matcher
    url = self._get_full_url(, base_url)
  File "/nix/var/nix/profiles/plone/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Distutils2-1.0a4-py2.7.egg/distutils2/pypi/", line 349, in _get_full_url
    return urlparse.urljoin(base_url, self._htmldecode(url))
  File "/nix/var/nix/profiles/plone/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Distutils2-1.0a4-py2.7.egg/distutils2/pypi/", line 469, in _htmldecode
    return ENTITY_SUB(self._decode_entity, text)
  File "/nix/var/nix/profiles/plone/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Distutils2-1.0a4-py2.7.egg/distutils2/pypi/", line 463, in _decode_entity
    from html.entities import name2codepoint
ImportError: No module named html.entities
msg180287 - (view) Author: Ezio Melotti (ezio.melotti) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-01-20 11:12
htmlentitydefs was renamed to html.entities in Python 3.
If this is supposed to run with Python 2 it should use the former, otherwise the latter (unless it has the same codebase on both).
msg180308 - (view) Author: Éric Araujo (eric.araujo) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-01-20 19:20
Good call.  All function-level imports are avoided in d2 unless absolutely necessary, and this one slipped through the cracks.  distutils2 went from Python 2 to 3 to 2 and 3 again, so these things happen (and it’s one of the reasons why I’ve always insisted on trying to keep as much history as possible in one repo).

Will fix, as even though d2 will not continue to live as one monolithic project, the pypi submodule will certainly be extracted in a smaller lib reusable by other tools.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:57:40adminsetgithub: 61204
2014-03-13 03:48:53eric.araujosetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: out of date
stage: test needed -> resolved
2013-01-20 19:20:50eric.araujosetstage: test needed
messages: + msg180308
versions: + 3rd party, - Python 2.7
2013-01-20 11:12:09ezio.melottisettype: crash -> behavior

messages: + msg180287
nosy: + ezio.melotti
2013-01-20 10:54:01goibhniucreate