ImportError: No module named _socket
thomas at xs4all.net
Tue Jul 17 16:34:14 CEST 2001
On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 11:55:33AM +0000, Iain Hallam wrote:
> I've only just started using Python and attempted the default install on
> a Solaris 2.6 box here at university. Everything seemed to work OK
> (considering I was only testing it by running "Hello World!" type
> programs) and the sysadmin kindly installed it system wide.
> I've just downloaded the ping modules by Jeremy Hylton, and they import
> the socket module. All well and good - it's in
> /usr/local/lib/python2.1/socket.py - but the line that imports _socket
> fails. Could someone tell me where I can find this module in our
> install, please?
It should be in /usr/local/lib/python2.1/lib-dynaload/, as
'_socketmodule.so'. Chances are it really is there (I assume you're running
either 2.1 or 2.1.1) but that the permissions are wrong. This can happen if
you have a restrictive umask while installing Python (which is a good idea,
granted.) You can fix it by making the files readable for everyone ('chmod
a+r *'). The directory should have the right permission already (0755, or
'drwxr-xr-x') I think, but it doesn't hurt to check, of course.
Thomas Wouters <thomas at xs4all.net>
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