Getting source for 5.5 (python troubles)


I am trying to get source for 5.5. I have Python 2.7 under Windows 7 and git version 1.7.9

When trying to execute the script I am getting:

D:\nuxeo_src_>"C:\Python27\python" release-5.5
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 71, in <module>
  File "", line 53, in main
    repo = Repository(os.getcwd(), options.remote_alias)
  File "D:\nuxeo_src_\scripts\", line 45, in __init__
  File "D:\nuxeo_src_\scripts\", line 345, in assert_git_config
    t = check_output(["git", "config", "--get", "color.branch"])
  File "D:\nuxeo_src_\scripts\", line 335, in check_output
    p = subprocess.Popen(cmd, stdin=subprocess.PIPE, stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
  File "C:\Python27\lib\", line 672, in __init__
    errread, errwrite)
  File "C:\Python27\lib\", line 882, in _execute_child
WindowsError: [Error 2] The system cannot find the file specified

I think the problem comes from the scripts not being able to find the git executable at this line:

t = check_output(["git", "config", "--get", "color.branch"])

Still, if I run:

git config --get color.branch

I am getting a result (“auto”) fine.

I am completely ignorant when it comes to python scripts and I am out of ideas how to approach this.

Thanks for any help.

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Just copy/pasting your stack trace in a search engine, found a thread describing a similar issue with similar symptoms there. Last post suggests this might be related to your PATH variable configuration.

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Thanks, I've just paid attention that git/cmd was on my PATH but git/bin wasn't.

It is fine now.



thanks for your respons. I actualy solve this, with running :

>python release-5.5

instead of:


and it's actually working,but I get another problem for Build the sources. i'am already doing this with python (2.7) throught cigwin (with git env)

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Can you try to download Python through Cygwin and use it?

I've got Python 2.6 downloaded by Cygwin and everything works.


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Hi everyone, I actualy got the same problem, and I can't find the way to fix it. Coul you be more specific on how you fix your problem?

Regards, LR

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