Ubuntu Gutsy twill package breaks the showforms command

On one computer named snowball, I installed the ubuntu twill package, then tried to test my webapp:

$ twill-sh -u http://coleridge:8181/login2
==> at http://coleridge:8181/login2

-= Welcome to twill! =-

current page: http://coleridge:8181/login2
>> showforms
current page: http://coleridge:8181/login2
>> show




Login 2

Login 2



current page: http://coleridge:8181/login2
>>

The page clearly contains a form, but twill’s showforms command doesn’t display it. Fortunately, I found this post on the twill mailing list and so I didn’t waste too much time scratching my head. Then on this other box, coleridge, I installed twill using easy_install, and all was well:

$ twill-sh -u http://localhost:8181/login2
==> at http://localhost:8181/login2

-= Welcome to twill! =-

current page: http://localhost:8181/login2
>> showforms

Form name=login2 (#1)
## ## __Name__________________ __Type___ __ID________ __Value__________________
1 user_name text (None)
2 passwd password (None)
3 1 None submit (None)

current page: http://localhost:8181/login2

Sidenote: snowball is my new computer. She is a beaut; a 600mhz Compaq Presario with 60mb of ram, and a hard drive that makes clicking sounds when anything happens. I think Clinton was still in office when she was manufactured. I’d like to thank my son for helping decorate her with some very cool Godzilla stickers.

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Installing on such an old machine meant I had to monkey a fair amount with some kernel modules, which is always a blast, and I am now much more aware of how much every program really costs in terms of CPU utilization and memory footprint.

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