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Title: Interactive help writes to the python install destination directory
Type: crash Stage:
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.0
process
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: loewis, r_mosaic
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2008-05-22 04:59 by r_mosaic, last changed 2008-05-25 17:22 by loewis. This issue is now closed.

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py3help_error.txt r_mosaic, 2008-05-22 04:59 Python 3.0a5 Help exception screen dump
Messages (2)
msg67179 - (view) Author: Fan Decheng (r_mosaic) Date: 2008-05-22 04:59
Python 3.0a5 on Windows Vista SP1

I installed it to C:\Python30, and used NTFS permissions to protect the
files in the directory from being changed, also making the whole
directory read-only.  Thus, new files can't be created inside the directory.

Then:
1. Type help() in python.  Python goes into interactive help mode.
2. Type "modules fnmatch" in python.

Result:
Help quits with the following error:

IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:
'C:\\Python30\\lib\\lib2to3\\tests\\..\\G
rammar3.0.0.alpha.5.pickle'

For detailed error info please see the attached text file.
msg67350 - (view) Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) * (Python committer) Date: 2008-05-25 17:22
Thanks for the report. This should now be fixed with r63643, r63644 and
r63645.
History
Date User Action Args
2008-05-25 17:22:56loewissetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg67350
nosy: + loewis
2008-05-22 04:59:34r_mosaiccreate