Can no longer run git-cola from git checkout on Windows #626

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living180 opened this Issue Nov 15, 2016 · 1 comment

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living180 commented Nov 15, 2016

I am trying to look into issue #620, but am having problems due to the addition of qtpy. Windows has poor symlink support, and thus on Windows git checks out symlinks as a text file whose contents are the destination of the symlink. However, this means that the qtpy symlink in the project root directory is not an actual symlink, and therefore Python cannot import qtpy. As a result, git-cola exits with an error. Obviously I can work around this locally for my development, but it is no longer possible to run git-cola from a git checkout on Windows in the standard configuration.

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Good point. I think we can get rid of the symlink and add some more sys.path munging in the startup scripts when we detect that we're in the source tree.

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davvid commented Nov 16, 2016

Good point. I think we can get rid of the symlink and add some more sys.path munging in the startup scripts when we detect that we're in the source tree.

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