Unpythonic Python

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Wed Aug 25 16:46:35 CEST 2004

dave at boost-consulting.com (David Abrahams) writes:

> Thomas Heller <theller at python.net> wrote in message news:<zn4lvsib.fsf at python.net>...
>> dave at boost-consulting.com (David Abrahams) writes:
>> > I started having some weird problems with Python recently; they're so
>> > weird that I can't begin to explain them.  All I can do is describe
>> > the symptoms and hope someone else has a clue.  So here goes:
>> >
>> > FreeBSD 4.2, Python 2.2.2. 
>> >  
>> > I have a nightly cron job that downloads the boost cvs tarball from
>> > SourceForge and bunzip2s it.  For about a year everything worked with
>> > no problems. About a month ago the download started getting truncated
>> > with no error reported.
>> There were some problems with anonymous CVS on sourceforge, which also
>> affected the nightly CVS tarballs.  Can it have to do with this?
>> I also had problems downloading the CVS tarball for ctypes - but it
>> seems now repaired.
>> http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_doc.php?docid=2352&group_id=1#1093021394
> That's not the problem.  I can download the file reliably from other machines.

Actually it appears that urllib is having some problem on Unix, at
least the one from Python-2.2.x.  This fails on Both FreeBSD and


Trying again with Python 2.3 on Cygwin.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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