[Python-Dev] Python 2.6.4rc1

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Wed Oct 7 21:42:08 CEST 2009

On 7 Oct, 2009, at 20:53, Brett Cannon wrote:

> I just tried building out of svn and a ton of tests that rely on  
> urllib failed because the _scproxy module wasn't built and it  
> unconditionally imports it under darwin. Turns out that it requires  
> the Mac toolbox glue to be built which I always skip since I don't  
> care about it.
> I am fairly certain this toolbox glue dependency for urllib is a  
> regression as I used to always be able to get networking working w/o  
> the Mac-specific modules.

Bummer. _scproxy was introduced in 2.6.3 to fix a crash in the ctypes  
based code it replaces, as well as very vague failures in the same  
code on OSX 10.5 Server on PPC machines.

Luckily the fix is easy enough: move some code in setup.py from the  
block that checks for "not --disable-toolbox-glue", the _scproxy  
module has no dependencies on the toolbox glue.

The attached patch should fix the issue,


> -Brett
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 10:18, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> The source tarballs and Windows installers for Python 2.6.4rc1 are  
> now available:
> http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6.4/
> Please download them, install them, and try to use them with your  
> projects and environments.  Let us know if you encounter any  
> problems with them.  Hopefully we can avoid the situation with 2.6.3  
> having such critical bugs.
> 2.6.4 final is planned for 18-October.
> Cheers,
> -Barry
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