On 11/15/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">"Martin v. L÷wis"</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
> Now, is it really necessary to install perl in order to compile python?<br><br>Yes, if you want OpenSSL support.</blockquote><div><br>Yep. Sadly OpenSSL uses Perl to generate its asm files in one of two or three different x86 asm syntaxes. Why is this sad? A good completely free x86 assembler is available (
<a href="http://nasm.sourceforge.net/">http://nasm.sourceforge.net/</a>) so they should just say screw it to the other syntaxes and write their asm for nasm. But its an OpenSSL problem, not python. If anyone wants to fix this, fix OpenSSL.