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Bug 654510 - games-puzzle/brainworkshop doesn't run
Summary: games-puzzle/brainworkshop doesn't run
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Games
Whiteboard: Pending removal: 2018-07-17
Keywords: PMASKED
Depends on:
Blocks: games.eclass
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Reported: 2018-05-01 10:35 UTC by Pacho Ramos
Modified: 2018-07-24 21:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2018-05-01 10:35:02 UTC
I get:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python-exec/python2.7/brainworkshop", line 721, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python-exec/python2.7/brainworkshop", line 605, in check_and_move_user_data
    shutil.copytree(get_old_data_dir(), get_data_dir())
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 191, in copytree
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 157, in makedirs
    mkdir(name, mode)
OSError: [Errno 17] File exists: '/home/pacho/.brainworkshop'

it doesn't matter if the file exists or not
Comment 1 Samantha McVey 2018-07-10 10:52:59 UTC
I have made a fork of brainworkshop that does work (since the original is not maintained at all) as well as fixing many bugs.

Let me know if there's any chance in gentoo switching. The repo is here:

It's a nice brain game and I would be sad if it cannot be in portage anymore. Let me know if I can work with you to get my maintained version in portage.
Comment 2 James Le Cuirot gentoo-dev 2018-07-14 12:32:48 UTC
I've mostly fixed the ebuild, will write more later.
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2018-07-24 21:38:33 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 5b74766ad5f4cf1735009a302a1ad49a0290ffaa
Author:     James Le Cuirot <>
AuthorDate: 2018-07-24 21:36:18 +0000
Commit:     James Le Cuirot <>
CommitDate: 2018-07-24 21:36:18 +0000

    games-puzzle/brainworkshop: Version bump to 5_beta20180712
    This has a new upstream.
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.43, Repoman-2.3.10

 games-puzzle/brainworkshop/Manifest                |  1 +
 .../brainworkshop-5_beta20180712.ebuild            | 52 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 .../files/brainworkshop-5-fix-paths.patch          | 38 ++++++++++++++++
 games-puzzle/brainworkshop/metadata.xml            |  1 +
 4 files changed, 92 insertions(+)