[Python-Dev] PYTHONHTTPSVERIFY env var

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon May 11 16:06:45 CEST 2015

On 11 May 2015 10:16 pm, "Robert Kuska" <rkuska at redhat.com> wrote:

> > >
> >
> > Oh, another issue that I forgot to mention--
> >
> > A fair number of people had no idea that Python wasn't validating TLS
> > 2.7.9/3.4.3 however as part of the processing of changing that in 2.7.9
a lot
> > of people became aware that Python's before 2.7.9 didn't validate but
> > Python 2.7.9+ does. I worry that if Redhat (or anyone) ships a Python
> > that doesn't verify by default then they are going to be shipping
> > which defies the expectations of those users who were relying on the
> > that
> > Python 2.7.9+ was supposed to be secure by default now. You're
> > (understandibly)
> > focusing on "I already have my thing running on Python 2.7.8 and I want
> > yum update and get 2.7.9 and have things not visibly break",

As Robert noted, it would be a matter of updating to a 2.7.5 with more
patches backported, rather than rebasing to a newer upstream version.

I can make the "do not change the default behaviour relative to the
corresponding upstream version" guidance explicit in the PEP, though.

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