Installing Lino on a server with Python 2.5

Removed some import json statements which weren’t even used but caused an import error on Python 2.5.

Temporarily didsabled USE_XSD_FILES in lino.utils.xmlgen.cbss because it seems to not work with the older lxml version on that server. Didn’t find out which version.

Class decorators aren’t yet possible in Python 2.5, so we needed to adapt lino.apps.pcsw.tests.pcsw_sql_test:

#~ @override_settings(DEBUG=True)
#~ class SqlTest(TestCase):
    #~ defining_module = __name__  # [Note1]

class SqlTest(TestCase):

def test01(self):

A simple “permission denied” when opening the log file took me almost half an hour because Django swallows the traceback and consideres the failed import as normal. Had to hack in ~/snapshots/django/django/core/management/__init__.py:

def get_commands():
    global _commands
    if _commands is None:
        _commands = dict([(name, 'django.core') for name in find_commands(__path__[0])])
        # Find the installed apps
            from django.conf import settings
            apps = settings.INSTALLED_APPS
        except (AttributeError, EnvironmentError, ImportError):
            raise # LS 20120430
            apps = []

        # Find and load the management module for each installed app.
        for app_name in apps:
                path = find_management_module(app_name)
                _commands.update(dict([(name, app_name)
                                       for name in find_commands(path)]))
            except ImportError:
                pass # No management module - ignore this app

    return _commands

Oops, the following is appearently invalid syntax in Python 2.5:

html.TABLE(*list(f()),cellspacing="3px",bgcolor="#ffffff", width="100%")

And oops, even lxml builder doesn’t seem to work on that old server:

from lxml.html import builder as html

It’s a pity that lxml doesn’t even seem to tell its version easily…

So I’ll maybe return back to a selfmade lino.utils.xmlgen.xhtml (based on xml.etree) for lino.ui.extjs3.ext_ui.ExtUI.table2xhtml(). Still experimenting.