[wingide-users] Wing won't start my python_d

Bryan Stearns stearns at osafoundation.org
Sun May 22 18:39:47 EDT 2005

The project I'm working on gives several options for developing: all 
four permutations of (python/python_d) x (built locally from source, 
downloaded-prebuilt from our tinderbox). I've been working using the 
prebuilt non-_d version of python, but I find it necessary to do some 
source-level debugging of some of the C-based python extensions (wx), so 
I need to switch to building everything locally and using python_d.

When I try to point Wing IDE 2.0.2-3 at the python_d I've built, the 
"Python Shell" tool's sandbox process won't start: it says "listening 
for back-connection" for about a second, then switches to "no debug 
process / not listening for connections". (It does the same thing when I 
try to debug my app, but I figure that the sandbox process is an easier 
problem to solve.)

I found Wing's error-log file; all it says is:

    wingide - 2005/05/22 15:16:34 - Debugger: Listening for back-connection
    wingide - 2005/05/22 15:16:34 - popenE with
    '-u', u'C:\\Program Files\\Wing IDE 2.0\\bin\\wingdb.py', ':4870',
    '-1', '--first-stop', "r''+chr(60)+r'none'+chr(62)+r''",
    wingide - 2005/05/22 15:16:34 - popenE done
    wingide - 2005/05/22 15:16:35 - Debugger: No debug process / not
    listening for connections

If I set the preference to turn on the debugging internals log file, it 
logs this:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "C:\Program Files\Wing IDE 2.0\bin\wingdb.py", line 372, in main
        netserver = FindNetServerModule(WINGHOME)
      File "C:\Program Files\Wing IDE 2.0\bin\wingdb.py", line 275, in
        raise ImportError('Could not import netserver')
    ImportError: Could not import netserver
    wingdb.py: Error: Failed to start the debug server
    wingdb.py: Error: You may be running an unsupported version of Python
    wingdb.py: Python version = 2.4.1 (#65, May 18 2005, 16:51:32) [MSC
    v.1310 32 bit (Intel)]
    wingdb.py: WINGHOME=C:\Program Files\Wing IDE 2.0
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "C:\Program Files\Wing IDE 2.0\bin\wingdb.py", line 383, in main
    SystemExit: -1

I looked in my c:\Program Files\Wing IDE 2.0\bin directory, and though 
there's a "2.4", there isn't a "2.4.1". (I tried copying the "2.4" 
folder's content to a new "2.4.1" folder, but that didn't help - same 

If I type 
c:\cygwin\home\bryan\unshared\full\chandler\debug\bin\python_d.exe into 
a command-prompt window, it starts just fine. I have no python-related 
settings in my shell environment.

Any ideas on how to figure out what's wrong?

...Bryan Stearns
   Open Source Application Foundation

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