[cctbxbb] bootstrap.py on Windows

markus.gerstel at diamond.ac.uk markus.gerstel at diamond.ac.uk
Tue Jun 20 13:25:03 PDT 2017

Hello Horst,

I think the automated tests aren't really covering the bootstrap process.
While we extensively test bootstrap at our place, we do not run any tests on Windows.
I don't know if LBL runs Windows tests, but if they do they probably run it within buildbot, which means it is not run the same way you run it.

Best wishes

From: cctbxbb-bounces at phenix-online.org [cctbxbb-bounces at phenix-online.org] on behalf of Horst Puschmann [horst.puschmann at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 09:59
To: cctbxbb at phenix-online.org
Cc: Oleg Dolomanov (oleg at olexsys.org)
Subject: [cctbxbb] bootstrap.py on Windows


I am trying to install the cctbx on a Windows 7 64 bit machine using the following bootstrap.py file:


The script will fail, unless I comment out lines 1101 and 1102:

    #if self.isPlatformWindows():
      #tarurl, arxname, dirpath = MODULES.get_module(module)().get_tarauthenticated(auth=self.get_auth())

If it tries to execute the commented lines, the error will be "KeyError: 'cciuser' in line 590"

After commenting this out, it will fail in line 271, with "AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute '_create_unverified_context'"

I can get round that with disabling line 247:

      if sys.platform == "win32":

(i.e. change this to       if sys.platform == "xxx":)

After that, things start downloading. All appears well until the same thing happens again in another bootstrap.py file in \modules\cctbx_project\libtbx\auto_build\bootstrap.py

If I disable *that*, it goes further, but fails finally with

===== Running in build: run configure.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "bootstrap.py", line 2113, in <module>
  File "bootstrap.py", line 2108, in run
  File "bootstrap.py", line 1036, in run
  File "bootstrap.py", line 189, in run
    raise RuntimeError("Could not run %s: File not found" % executable)
RuntimeError: Could not run base\bin\python: File not found

I guess the automatic tests haven't picked this up, because no authentication is needed, maybe?


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