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bug#26752: Ansible & others' problems with wrapped '.ansible-real' scrip

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#26752: Ansible & others' problems with wrapped '.ansible-real' scripts
Date: Wed, 03 May 2017 12:04:17 +0200
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Jelle Licht <address@hidden> skribis:

> I had some problems getting current ansible package to work. It seems that
> the bin/ansible script which is created as part of the python-build-system
> via a call to `wrap-program' interferes with certain expectations ansible
> has regarding how it and its subcommands are called.
> This mechanism does not work well with our generated created .ansible-real.
> See [1] for a similar issue that has since been worked around in the newest
> version of ansible.
> For now, I have a similar workaround that add some guix-specific checks to
> ansible looking for being called as .ansible-real, though I do consider
> this a hack. This problem is indicative of a bigger issue: the fact that
> wrap-program currently leads to subtle bugs for lots of scripts. There has
> been some noise on #guix about solving this problem in general.

For the record, the discussion is visible here:

I think it’s bad for a program to rely on argv[0], but I also think
those .thing-real are kinda ugly.  :-)


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