os-builder: define a variable for the config dir?

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 11:47:17 EST 2011

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 10:33 AM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> there is one aspect of OOB that makes configs rather awkward -- there
> is no way (that I can see) to define a "config dir" variable and refer
> to it in the .ini file itself, and from modules and scripts.

Turns out ConfigParser handles this just fine -- and it was already
trying to interpolate anything with a % in there. We can just drive it
-- sample patch attached.

SafeConfigParser, OTOH, is stricter and chokes up on some of our
values that contain %d .

If we don't want any interpolation (it was a surprise to me that
ConfigParser interpolates by default) -- we may need to get() the raw
values instead.


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