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Anybody has experience with photometry? I am trying to use ppt (Python Photometric Toolbox) with no success. I have two branching questions:

  • anybody can suggest a WORKING photometry solution running under Saucy Salamander
    or

  • is here an experienced Python guru to help to interpret why is this message:

    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 522, in call
        return Popen(*popenargs, **kwargs).wait()
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 709, in __init__
        errread, errwrite)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 1326, in _execute_child
        raise child_exception
    OSError: [Errno 8] Exec format error
    
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The error looks like it's trying to run an external command (that's sort of what subprocess does) and that's breaking.

But why is that breaking? I see no mention of cross-platform support on the Photometric Toolbox website and all the screenshots are for Windows... I would suggest it's trying to run a Windows exe (or some such) and that's exploding (as it would).

I'd punch this back to Lighting Analysts, Inc to confirm.

Not having the library (or the $250 in disposable cash to buy it) I can't really help much more than to say you might be able to convince certain elements to use Wine but this is going to require substantial work for a completely unguaranteed result. I'd pick another library of fold and use it on the platform it works on.

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Well, this package is not made explicitly for Ubuntu, but is a Debian package: repos.archeos.eu/apt/pool/main/p/ppt-gui –  user2469202 Mar 18 at 13:23
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