Raging Goblin

12 November 2010

Python imap changes with python 3

Filed under: Linux — Raging Goblin @ 09:43
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Recently I upgraded my Arch linux box and python switched to version 3 causing my conky.rc to break. Conky shows the status of my email box through the usage of a python script imap.py that failed with the following message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "imap.py", line 37, in 
  File "/usr/lib/python3.1/imaplib.py", line 512, in login
    typ, dat = self._simple_command('LOGIN', user, self._quote(password))
  File "/usr/lib/python3.1/imaplib.py", line 1072, in _quote
    arg = arg.replace(b'\\', b'\\\\')
TypeError: Can't convert 'bytes' object to str implicitly

Found this issue about it. Changing the script with the diff suggested solved the problem. I added the following line right before logging in:

password = bytes(password, "ASCII")

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