Author jamesmudd
Recipients jamesmudd, pguermo, stefan.richthofer, zyasoft
Date 2017-02-20.21:09:37
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Your right it fails for me in CPython as well in the same way on Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit

Python 2.7.12 (default, Nov 19 2016, 06:48:10) 
[GCC 5.4.0 20160609] on linux2
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>>> import os
>>> os.getlogin()
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

This is discussed in the Python docs where they suggest using the environment variable 'LOGNAME' or "pwd.getpwuid(os.getuid())[0]" both appear to work correctly in Jython, so maybe these are more reliable approaches which should be used instead.

Jython 2.7.1b3 (, Feb 19 2017, 19:57:56) 
[Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (Oracle Corporation)] on java1.8.0_121
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>>> import os
>>> os.getenv('LOGNAME')
>>> import pwd
>>> pwd.getpwuid(os.getuid())[0]

So I think this issue should be closed as the Jython behaviour seems consistent with CPython? I don't really like the idea of adding the fallbacks to PosixModule think it's quite clean as it is.
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