#3 missing prefs.pickle exits dowser.

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nobody
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2004-10-11
2004-10-11
Anonymous
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I used the installer ( http://heanet.dl.sourceforge.net/
sourceforge/dowser/dowser-0.26-install.exe ).

When I try to run dowser I get this:

C:\Program Files\Dowser Web Search>dowser
\ Traceback (most recent call last):
File "startdowser.py", line 6, in ?
File "db_sqlite.pyc", line 23, in ?
File "util.pyc", line 523, in ?
File "util.pyc", line 327, in init
File "util.pyc", line 274, in initdefault
File "util.pyc", line 262, in saveprefs
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '\\/dowser/
prefs.pickle'

C:\Program Files\Dowser Web Search>

I'm running on a w2k with sp2/IE5 installed.

There is no other python based application installed on
the machine as I am aware of.

When I'm online I can be reached at yahoo.com, ksflock.

Best regards
Staale Flock

Discussion

  • Aristus Stain
    Aristus Stain
    2004-10-11

    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Aristus Stain
    Aristus Stain
    2004-10-11

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    hey, Staale -- This is a depressingly common problem. What is
    happening is Dowser is picking up on the HOME or HOMEPATH
    environment variable, which on your machine is either absent or set to
    "\\". 0.27 will have another attempt to deal with this... for now, try to
    set your HOME or HOMEPATH variable to something sensible, like "c:
    documents and settings\username"