missing modules in BeOpen-Python-2.0?

Glenn W Jackman glennj at pcard31e.ca.nortel.com
Sat Feb 17 17:39:16 EST 2001

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

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?)


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