python error

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Tomi Knuutila

14 Feb, 2013 02:02 PM

After moving my work to another computer I get this error:

java.lang.RuntimeException: unable to load /org/python/
at org.python.Version.loadProperties( at org.python.Version.( at org.python.core.PySystemState.( at nodebox.client.PythonUtils.initializePython(Unknown Source) at nodebox.function.PythonLibrary$ Source) at nodebox.function.PythonLibrary$ Source) at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask$Sync.innerRun( at at

This seems to happen when using and trying to render the translate node. Also happens with new compostitions, making nodebox unusable in this computer (os x, 10.6.8, python --version prints out Python 2.6.1. Python is at /usr/bin/python)

  1. 1 Posted by Tomi Knuutila on 14 Feb, 2013 02:12 PM

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    Ok, solved it myself: i opened up Nodebox from the Downloads folder, and moved it to Applications folder while working with it. After quitting and restarting it works. Or perhaps works only from the Applications folder?

    hmmm. my previous question seems to have disappeared here. It was aquestion weather strings can have carriage return in them ( or or or
    or however you'd like to point them. Especially when finding a certain pattern in a list of text (say a comma or ;) and replacing it with a carriage return. escape character?

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 14 Feb, 2013 02:20 PM

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    NodeBox does not use the built-in Python but bundles its own (Jython, which is Python for Java, version 2.5.3).

    Could you try downloading the latest version? It seems you're missing a file.

    Kind regards,


  3. 3 Posted by tomi knuutila on 14 Feb, 2013 07:26 PM

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    As I commented the post myself - the fault was not using the app from Applications folder (or moving it there after opening it, I don't know which).

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 14 Feb, 2013 07:30 PM

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    We often have people using NodeBox from the Desktop or Downloads folder, without issues.

    Maybe during the move something went wrong and the NodeBox app wasn't copied in full? A Mac OS X application is just a directory, and if not all files are copied, the application can't start up.

    Can you start the application if you download it again?


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