Python 2.1.1 on old Debian box with Linux kernel 2.0.39

Michael Ströder michael at
Mon Aug 20 17:25:57 CEST 2001

Duncan Grisby wrote:
> In article <3B8106F2.B946B1B5 at>,
>  Michael Ströder  <michael at> wrote:
> >I have troubles installing Python 2.1.1 on an old Debian box with
> >Linux kernel 2.0.39. The kernel sources are available. Building the
> >socket module fails with error message:
> >
> >/tmp/W3311/Python-2.1.1/Modules/socketmodule.c:178:
> >netpacket/packet.h: No such file or directory
> I had the same problem on an ancient RedHat 5 machine, where the
> problem was due to glibc 2.0 missing out some things that are in glibc
> 2.1. The problems are all fixed in the CVS version of Python. (Unless
> they've broken again since my patch was added.)

Can you point me to your patch?

Ciao, Michael.

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