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Re: Big Zenmap news
From: jah <jah () zadkiel plus com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 12:48:06 +0100

On 26/08/2008 06:37, David Fifield wrote:
Do you get the crash if you edit zenmapCore/Nmap.py and change the
Unicode strings to plain strings? So change

APP_NAME = u"zenmap"


APP_NAME = "zenmap"

for all the strings. If so then the problem isn't Vladimir's fault, it's
something I did to try to fix the database file not being found on

I changed these strings in zenmapCore/Name.py and it builds without
error.  So it looks like you're right.  I haven't looked into this in
any great detail, but there's mention here [1] that this error could be
thrown upon the attempt to decode an already unicode string as unicode -
which seems to make sense since the files are marked with utf-8.

Anyway once that error was out of the way, upon running zenmap.exe I got:
Zenmap Version: 4.68
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "zenmap", line 100, in <module>
  File "zenmapGUI\App.pyo", line 139, in run
  File "zenmapGUI\App.pyo", line 83, in is_root
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'getuid'

Which I fixed by swapping the tests for os.getuid() and sys.platform in
is_root so that the test for windows came first:

return os.getuid() == 0 or sys.platform == "win32" or is_maemo()


return sys.platform == "win32" or os.getuid() == 0 or is_maemo()

This works, but I can't say how this might affect other OS's.  Now, at
least, I get to play!


[1] http://www.red-mercury.com/blog/eclectic-tech/python-mystery-of-the-day/

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