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Fix broken python and pdb interactive prompts in virtualenv with MacPorts python (using libedit instead of readline)
# Problem: borked readline in virtualenv
# Sample python interactive session:
# $ python
# Python 3.5.1 (default, Dec 29 2015, 10:15:41)
# [GCC 4.2.1 Compatible Apple LLVM 7.0.2 (clang-700.1.81)] on darwin
# Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
# >>> "type an expression and press enter"
# >>> 'type an expression and press enter'
# _
# notice the prompt printed before the evaluated expression and the caret is on a blank line
# update: for Python 3.6
sudo port install python36 +readline
# for python < 3.6
# assuming virtuanenv created with --python=/opt/local/bin/pythonX.Y
# replace X and Y with your python major/minor versions
sudo port install pyXY-readline
# if it's easy to rebuild the virtualenv then just delete and rebuild it
# if you prefer to live dangerously you can try this instead to create a
# new virtualenv and then monkey-patch it with the old virtualenv contents
mv $WORKON_HOME/venv-name $WORKON_HOME/venv-name-borked-readline
mkvirtualenv --python=/opt/local/bin/pythonX.Y venv-name
cd $WORKON_HOME/venv-name
# may want to do this with --dry-run (-n) first
rsync -av --ignore-existing ../venv-name-borked-readline/ .
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