[arch-general] shebang for python scripts

Martti Kühne mysatyre at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 00:03:00 EDT 2012

On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 09:01:30PM +0200, Ralf Schmitt wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've opened https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/28881 "meld uses wrong
> shebang" some time ago. The description reads:
> ,----
> | meld uses "#! /usr/bin/env python2" as shebang. It should use "#!
> | /usr/bin/python2".
> `----
> The bug has been closed as "Not a bug" and "Works fine as-is". I've
> tried to reopen it, which has been denied, with the following comment:
> ,----
> | Reason for denial:
> | Avoid using virtualenvs or install pygtk in them.
> `----

actually I originally switched to arch to have pygtk available for the python
version in use. but this is just marginally related to your issue, which is IMO
sufficiently invalidated by [1].

#!/usr/bin/env python2 and #!python2 in my experience have exactly the same
effect, so all I can do is ask you what differences you found and then we could
discuss how to work them around.

A good proof of concept / educating experiment in that context would be to try
running a python and pygtk fully in your home directory and without the repo
versions present; if you have questions, please come back here with more
factual questions. I'll gladly help you out.


[1] http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0397/

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