problems installing python 2.2.2 on solaris 8

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Thu Jan 9 17:25:30 CET 2003

John Bernhardt wrote:
> I'm trying to get Python 2.2.2 installed on a solaris 8 SPARC system
> and have run into a problem that I need some help resolving.  On this
> system, I can successfully compile Python and the compiled version
> passes all of the tests run by 'make test'.  However, when I do a
> make install, there are quite a few modules that do not get copied
> into /usr/local/lib/python2.2 including the socket and time modules;
> more I'm sure, but my scripts fail on loading smtplib because those
> two modules are not installed.

Are you sure the socket tests passed successfully? The most likely cause 
for the socket module not being installed is that it failed to build. 
The most likely cause for it to fail to build is that Python has 
detected an unusable OpenSSL installation. If that happens, either make 
the OpenSSL installation usable, remove it, or edit Modules/Setup to 
build the socket module without SSL support.


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