[sword-devel] InstallMgr in python Was OLPC interest still?

Ben Morgan benpmorgan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 22:11:58 MST 2008

See below. Near the bottom are what I think are probably core InstallMgr

On Jan 22, 2008 8:02 AM, Pierre Amadio <pierre.amadio at laposte.net> wrote:

> - The download/manage module is awfull. (Why is there no python wrapper
>  for the InstallMgr class ? :-) ).

One reason that there is no python wrapper is that SWIG cannot parse the
installmgr.h file. This is due to the fact that SWIG is quite touchy about
the order of modifiers. Changing the lines
    const static int MODSTAT_OLDER;
    const static int MODSTAT_SAMEVERSION;
    const static int MODSTAT_UPDATED;
    const static int MODSTAT_NEW;
    const static int MODSTAT_CIPHERED;
    const static int MODSTAT_CIPHERKEYPRESENT;


    static const int MODSTAT_OLDER;
    static const int MODSTAT_SAMEVERSION;
    static const int MODSTAT_UPDATED;
    static const int MODSTAT_NEW;
    static const int MODSTAT_CIPHERED;
    static const int MODSTAT_CIPHERKEYPRESENT;

will solve that problem. Could this please be fixed? It has no semantic
difference, but it  means that installmgr can be used in python without
patching the source.

Another reason is that no one had got round to it. I have attached an
installmgr.i file which ought to do this. To get the status reporter
working, the sword.i file which you are building from must have these lines
added to it
%module(directors="1") Sword;
%feature("director") sword::StatusReporter;
%include "installmgr.i"

However, when I try using it, it makes a pretty horrible mess (I'm using
VC++ Express Edition 2005 and using cURL to do the downloading, as ftplib
won't build)

Under a debug build, a debug assertion is triggered on closing after
refreshing a remote source.
The assertion (part of the msvcrt debug, I think)
is in close.c on line 48
Expression: (_osfile(fh) & FOPEN)

Under a non-debug build it crashes on trying to refresh a remote source,
after it has done it once (even in a different session).
I think this is because it is getting two files, abbott.conf and
fdla_en.conf with modified dates of
Thursday, 24 November 30044, 1:22:45 AM
and it can't handle deleting files with these dates.

The debug version sets those two files' modified dates to the current

Does anyone have any ideas on why this doesn't work? This could have
something to do with the unzipping not working properly, but I'm not sure.

God Bless,
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but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish,
but that all should reach repentance.
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