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apy --help gives "Exception: couldn't find web folder"

See original GitHub issue

I’m running Manjaro Linux. I installed apy using pipx. My anki is installed with pacman, but the source wasn’t in /usr/share/anki/. Instead it looks as though it’s in /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/ – at least, there are directories for anki, aqt, and ankirspy in there. So I do export APY_ANKI_PATH=/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/

However when I run apy --help I get this output:

reverting to stock json
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/ckp95/.local/bin/apy", line 5, in <module>
    from apy.cli import main
  File "/home/ckp95/.local/pipx/venvs/apy/lib/python3.8/site-packages/apy/", line 6, in <module>
    from apy.anki import Anki
  File "/home/ckp95/.local/pipx/venvs/apy/lib/python3.8/site-packages/apy/", line 10, in <module>
    from aqt.profiles import ProfileManager
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/aqt/", line 35, in <module>
    from aqt.main import AnkiQt  # isort:skip
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/aqt/", line 21, in <module>
    import aqt.mediasrv
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/aqt/", line 31, in <module>
    _exportFolder = _getExportFolder()
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/aqt/", line 28, in _getExportFolder
    raise Exception("couldn't find web folder")
Exception: couldn't find web folder

I dug around in the file and found this as the culprit function:

def _getExportFolder():
    data_folder = aqt_data_folder()
    webInSrcFolder = os.path.abspath(os.path.join(data_folder, "web"))
    if os.path.exists(webInSrcFolder):
        return webInSrcFolder
    elif isMac:
        dir = os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__))
        return os.path.abspath(dir + "/../../Resources/web")
        raise Exception("couldn't find web folder")

_exportFolder = _getExportFolder()

I stuck a print(data_folder) debug statement in there and ran apy --help again, this is what I got:


Any idea how to fix?

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Comments:7 (7 by maintainers)

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lervagcommented, Jun 5, 2020

I’m not happy with this solution but it does work.

Sorry about that! If you find a way to make this work reliably when installed in a venv, then please let me know!

ckp95commented, Jun 5, 2020

Nevermind, I just installed it on my system Python rather than a pyenv one. I’m not happy with this solution but it does work.

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