how do I get solaris thread fixes from 2.2b1 into 2.1?

Tony McDonald tony.mcdonald at
Sun Oct 28 15:50:38 CET 2001

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get the Solaris thread fixes 
that are in python 2.2b1 into a copy of python 2.1 I have?

The reason is that it appears there is some interaction between python 
and zope under solaris that makes zope behave as a single threaded 
server. Certainly, if a long running web request is set off, you can't 
select any other links on the server until the first request has 

A thread on the yahoo groups archive gives some context;

The latest version of python (2.2b1) has a fix that sorts out some 
problems in threading with Solaris.

The zope guys have said that zope is not currently compatible with 
python 2.2 (understandable - python 2.2 is a beta after all!), so it 
seems that what I need to do is to extract the fixed threads code from 
2.2b1 and retrofit them into my 2.1 installation.

So, is there anyone out there that can give me a hint as to what I need 
to do?

many thanks for any hints on this one...


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