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askbot-setup SyntaxError: invalid syntax

asked 2011-09-06 10:28:44 -0500

Mauricio gravatar image

updated 2011-09-11 19:57:36 -0500

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Hello, Im installing askbot. I'm a newby to python so sorry if question is too dumb.

I opted to install it with:

git clone git://github.com/ASKBOT/askbot-devel.git milexpertos

Aftwerwards:

python setup.py develop

Then:

askbot-setup

and I got the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/askbot-setup", line 7, in ? sys.exit( File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c11-py2.4.egg/pkg_resources.py", line 318, in load_entry_point return get_distribution(dist).load_entry_point(group, name) File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c11-py2.4.egg/pkg_resources.py", line 2221, in load_entry_point return ep.load() File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c11-py2.4.egg/pkg_resources.py", line 1954, in load entry = __import__(self.module_name, globals(),globals(), ['__name__']) File "/var/www/milexpertos.org/milexpertos/askbot/deployment/__init__.py", line 6, in ? from askbot.deployment import messages File "/var/www/milexpertos.org/milexpertos/askbot/deployment/messages.py", line 4, in ? from askbot.deployment import path_utils File "/var/www/milexpertos.org/milexpertos/askbot/deployment/path_utils.py", line 113 with file(file_path, 'a'): ^ SyntaxError: invalid syntax

Could you please guide me with a starting point to fix it?

Thanks

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answered 2011-09-06 11:51:29 -0500

Evgeny gravatar image

keyword with will not work in python2.4

Can you install newer version of python, or maybe you already have it on your system?

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I'm installing on shared hosting on python 2.5 and get the same error. Is 2.6 required? Or is it a compatibility bug?

Victor gravatar imageVictor ( 2011-09-11 16:51:44 -0500 )edit

Victor, actually you are right, keyword "with" was introduced in python 2.6, so I will remove it from this use case, it is not so important. In python 2.5 it would work, but you'd have to call

from __future__ import with

to make it work.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2011-09-11 16:58:45 -0500 )edit

Removed use of the with statement, so askbot should now work in python2.5, really the only part that did not was askbot-setup script.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2011-09-11 19:58:50 -0500 )edit

Evgeny, thanks very much!

Mauricio gravatar imageMauricio ( 2011-09-14 15:15:32 -0500 )edit

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