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09 Nov 2004 18:12 schoppa

my banana
greates sniper ever! Thanks Pedram.

08 Nov 2004 12:39 pedram

Re: use of Glade


> using in Windows NT4 - complete newbie

> to python - downloaded Python 2.3 copied

> BID monkey to folder execute python

> bid_monkey.py -g and receive the

> response:

>

> import gtk/gtk.glade failed

>

> MONKEY-FATAL> could not start gui

>

> tried finding installs of GTK and of

> glade - installed about 7 related

> products with no resolution on this

> issue. If anyone has any idea I'd be

> very greatful

See the INSTALL file distributed with the package. The required packages and links to them are provided within. If you are still having problems. E-mail me.

18 Sep 2004 18:19 naitram

Re: use of Glade
Had the same problem. The pygtk package found here: http://www.pcpm.ucl.ac.be/~gustin/win32_ports/ fixed it for me. Hope it helps.

> using in Windows NT4 - complete newbie

> to python - downloaded Python 2.3 copied

> BID monkey to folder execute python

> bid_monkey.py -g and receive the

> response:

>

> import gtk/gtk.glade failed

>

> MONKEY-FATAL> could not start gui

>

> tried finding installs of GTK and of

> glade - installed about 7 related

> products with no resolution on this

> issue. If anyone has any idea I'd be

> very greatful

15 Sep 2004 14:26 lonpm2

use of Glade
using in Windows NT4 - complete newbie to python - downloaded Python 2.3 copied BID monkey to folder execute python bid_monkey.py -g and receive the response:

import gtk/gtk.glade failed

MONKEY-FATAL> could not start gui

tried finding installs of GTK and of glade - installed about 7 related products with no resolution on this issue. If anyone has any idea I'd be very greatful

26 Jan 2004 11:55 a_team_of_scientists

-p password command line option shows pw in ps, history
If you use the -p command line option to enter your password, it will be visible when you (or anyone else) runs ps or history.

If you skip -p, you'll be prompted for the password, which is safer.

Maybe you could add a note in the readme about this.

03 Nov 2003 10:58 jamespo

Re: Problems with v2.x
ah, the hardcoded path to /usr/bin/python was calling v1.5 rather than v2.2...

03 Nov 2003 09:58 jamespo

Problems with v2.x
I get this problem with v2.x (python rewrite)

[x bid_monkey_v2]$ ./bid_monkey.py
File "./bid_monkey.py", line 73
usage += " -i <item #> -m <max bid> -u <username> -p <password> [options] "
^

Doesn't appear to like the += operator...
this is trying both v1.5 & v2.2 of python

13 Aug 2003 19:02 RajW

It works perfectly!
It's nice when things just work. I downloaded the program, expanded it and tested it on an auction and I won the auction.

This program is small, efficient, and works as advertised. No eye candy or graphics, just good code.

/*Raj*/

20 Jun 2002 15:57 mesmerism

BidMonkey is my hero
Well I'm a happy customer. I instructed BidMonkey to snipe an auction at 6:30 AM...there's no way I was going to wake up that early...and sure enough, this dependable primate won the auction for me.

18 Mar 2002 17:40 jhmartin

Brave
It seems rather, um, brave to trust an outside script to bid for you, given that ebay might change their side of things at any time.

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