OSX / Python 2.3 error"truncated or malformed object ..."

Ian A. York iayork at panix.com
Fri Mar 18 19:15:40 CET 2005

MacOS 10.3.8, Python 2.3. I installed both Tkinter and appscript 
yesterday.  Now when I open python (or pythonw) in the Terminal I get the 

Python 2.3 (#1, Sep 13 2003, 00:49:11) 
[GCC 3.3 20030304 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 1495)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
object: /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.3/lib/python2.3/site-packages/readline.so 
truncated or malformed object (LC_SEGMENT command 2 fileoff field plus 
filesize field extends past the end of the file)

Everything I've actually tried with Python still works, including both 
Tkinter and appscript scripts; however, I obviously don't like seeing 
errors reported, especially ones I have no clue about.

Does anyone know what this is, and/or how to fix it?

    Ian York   (iayork at panix.com)  <http://www.panix.com/~iayork/>
    "-but as he was a York, I am rather inclined to suppose him a
     very respectable Man." -Jane Austen, The History of England

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