missing modules in BeOpen-Python-2.0?

Aahz Maruch aahz at panix.com
Sat Feb 17 19:18:10 EST 2001

In article <96muik$grf$1 at bcarh8ab.ca.nortel.com>,
Glenn W Jackman  <glennj at nortelnetworks.com> wrote:
>Aahz Maruch wrote:
>>In article <96kar0$bb0$1 at bcarh8ab.ca.nortel.com>,
>>Glenn W Jackman  <glennj at nortelnetworks.com> wrote:
>>>I fetched and installed BeOpen-Python-2.0-1.i386.rpm from python.org,
>>>and was unable to import:  crypt, dbm, dl, nis
>>>Why is this release missing these modules (that are documented in the
>>>Global Module Index)?
>>You need to compile them.  Check the README.
>None of the READMEs say anything about it:
>    $ rpm -ql BeOpen-Python | grep README
>    /usr/doc/BeOpen-Python-2.0/README
>    /usr/local/lib/python2.0/distutils/README
>    /usr/local/lib/python2.0/site-packages/README
>    /usr/local/lib/python2.0/test/README

I have to admit that I haven't compiled 2.0 myself, so I'm not sure
exactly where it's documented, but I know it's in there somewhere.

>I don't want to sound beligerant, but why should I have to compile
>these modules?  This release includes many modules in
>/usr/local/lib/python2.0/lib-dynload, including gdbm (but not dbm?)

IIRC, these modules are unavailable on Windows, so they're not compiled
by default.
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