Author dabrahams
Recipients dabrahams, docs@python
Date 2010-04-28.13:22:12
SpamBayes Score 6.1899e-09
Marked as misclassified No
Message-id <1272460934.44.0.605237847894.issue8557@psf.upfronthosting.co.za>
In-reply-to
Content
It's worse than I thought; there isn't even one setting for shell that works everywhere.  This is what happens on POSIX (tested on Mac and Ubuntu):

$ mkdir /tmp/xxx
$ cd /tmp/xxx
xxx $ virtualenv /tmp/zzz
xxx $ python
Python 2.6.5 (r265:79063, Mar 23 2010, 08:10:08) 
[GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5646) (dot 1)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from subprocess import *
>>> p = Popen(['python', '-c', 'import sys;print sys.executable'], 
...           stdin=PIPE,stdout=PIPE,stderr=PIPE,
...           env={'PATH':'/tmp/zzz/bin'})
>>> stdout,stderr = p.communicate(None)
>>> print stdout
/tmp/zzz/bin/python

>>> print stderr

>>> p = Popen(['python', '-c', 'import sys;print sys.executable'], shell=True,
...           stdin=PIPE,stdout=PIPE,stderr=PIPE,
...           env={'PATH':'/tmp/zzz/bin'})
>>> stdout,stderr = p.communicate(None)
>>> print stdout

>>> print stderr
History
Date User Action Args
2010-04-28 13:22:14dabrahamssetrecipients: + dabrahams, docs@python
2010-04-28 13:22:14dabrahamssetmessageid: <1272460934.44.0.605237847894.issue8557@psf.upfronthosting.co.za>
2010-04-28 13:22:12dabrahamslinkissue8557 messages
2010-04-28 13:22:12dabrahamscreate