[Python-Dev] Python 2.7 Won't Build

Tom Browder tom.browder at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 20:41:32 CEST 2010

I am trying to rebujild the 2.7 maintenance branch and get this error
on Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS:

XXX lineno: 743, opcode: 0
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/local/src/python-2.7-maint-svn/Lib/site.py", line 62, in <module>
   import os
 File "/usr/local/src/python-2.7-maint-svn/Lib/os.py", line 743, in <module>
   def urandom(n):
SystemError: unknown opcode

I installed it successfully once so I may be getting conflicts, but I
can't figure out why.  There were some similar bugs reported in
previous versions but I didn't see a clear solution.

I have done "make distclean" and "./configure".  I have unset my
PYTHONPATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH, but python2.7 is my default python.

I guess my next step will be to manually remove the installed python
2.7 unless I hear some other suggestions.

And I will file a bug report soon unless that is inappropriate.



Thomas M. Browder, Jr.
Niceville, Florida

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