[New-bugs-announce] [issue17704] ImportError: No module named '_curses'

Marco Buttu report at bugs.python.org
Fri Apr 12 17:20:09 CEST 2013

New submission from Marco Buttu:

Right now I downloaded and installed Python 3.3.1 on Linux Mint 14, with Cinnamon:

$ uname -a
Linux buttu-oac 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:31:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ python3.3
Python 3.3.1 (default, Apr 12 2013, 16:24:16) 
[GCC 4.7.2] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import curses
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.3/curses/__init__.py", line 13, in <module>
    from _curses import *
ImportError: No module named '_curses'

It works fine on Python 3.2, where I have:

$ ls -1 /usr/lib/python3.2/lib-dynload/*_curses*

On Python 3.3:

$ ls -1 /usr/lib/python3.3/lib-dynload/*_curses*

Is this a Python bug?

components: Extension Modules
messages: 186641
nosy: marco.buttu
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: ImportError: No module named '_curses'
versions: Python 3.3

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