[Python-Dev] Building 2.1.3 on RH9
misa at redhat.com
Wed Aug 13 23:28:29 EDT 2003
On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Dennis Allison wrote:
> Skip --
> I love the 2.3 release, but I need the 2.1.3 engine for Zope.
> Unfortunately, Zope is locked into 2.1.3. Apoparently this is because of
> incompatibilities with old vs. new classes, etc. etc. 2.2 and later is
> unsupported. All the docs say NO! but rumor has it that it works.
> RH9 seems to have introduced all sorts of grubby stuff into the mix
> including big changes in SSL and a threads library which breaks a lot of
> things. It's frustrating to see Zope come up and just stop....
I do understand your frustration. However, 2.1 is quite old; guaranteeing
backwards compatibility is generally difficult, having so many things
changing so fast. I find increasing numbers of programs that no longer
compile on my Red Hat 7.3 machine.
Can you provide me with an example of something NPTL breaks? Is there
something I can do to help? Did you try Skip's suggestion of applying the
changes from the 2.2 or 2.3 tree to make 2.1.3 compile?
> I'll try running with 2.2 and/or 2.3 to see if they work--then I guess
> I'll have to reinstall RH7.3 which I know is stable....
> I'll file a bug report
> Thanks. -dra
> On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> > Dennis> Seems to be broken -- at least _socket does not build correctly
> > Dennis> because of openssl changes. (Arggh... )
> > Dennis> Where should this be reported?
> > Well, presuming it will be fixed, the correct place to report it is on the
> > Bugs page at
> > http://sourceforge.net/projects/python/
> > However, the 2.1 series is getting to be pretty ancient history. Even the
> > Python Business Forum, when scouting around for a "stable" version of Python
> > to use as py-in-a-tie chose 2.2.x. There is almost certainly not going to
> > be a 2.1.4 (unless you volunteer to be the release manager). 2.3 was
> > released a couple weeks ago.
> > You should probably consider upgrading to 2.3 (or at least 2.2.3). If
> > that's not possible, you might want to look at the _socket code in 2.2.3 or
> > 2.3 for hints about how you can get the 2.1.3 version to compile.
> > Skip
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