[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #2008: grass.script's find_program() can't find modules

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Thu Jun 20 10:53:34 PDT 2013

#2008: grass.script's find_program() can't find modules
  Reporter:  hamish    |       Owner:  grass-dev@…              
      Type:  defect    |      Status:  reopened                 
  Priority:  critical  |   Milestone:  6.4.4                    
 Component:  Python    |     Version:  svn-releasebranch64      
Resolution:            |    Keywords:  find_program()           
  Platform:  All       |         Cpu:  x86-64                   

Comment(by glynn):

 Replying to [comment:15 annakrat]:

 > The 'which' implementation of function find_program more suits to the
 name. But in this case we probably want to only test if we can run it (and
 we don't want to find it).


 > Is there a way to get rid of the dummy parameters (like 'help') and keep
 the interface clean while keeping the previous implementation?

 Some of the programs which are tested for need a parameter like "help" to
 make them return immediately rather than e.g. starting up a GUI. But if we
 ignore the exit code, we can probably remove the parameter from many of
 them (without e.g. a --help switch, many programs will complain about
 missing parameters and return a non-zero exit code).

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/2008#comment:19>
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