[Python-Dev] SSL support in _socket

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
13 Feb 2002 14:59:27 +0000

barry@zope.com (Barry A. Warsaw) writes:

> It shouldn't have been this difficult to debug.  Surely there must be
> some way to tell setup.py not to delete .so's it can't import so we
> have a prayer of finding the real problems.

Maybe it just shouldn't install the shared libs if they fail to


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