[Python-Dev] Python 2.6.4rc1

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Oct 7 23:09:21 CEST 2009

On Oct 7, 2009, at 3:46 PM, Brett Cannon wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 12:42, Ronald Oussoren  
> <ronaldoussoren at mac.com> wrote:
> 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,
> Patch fixed it. Barry, can Ronald apply the patch?

Since this is a 2.6.3 regression, yes.


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