'module' object has no attribute 'ssl'

Daniel Dittmar daniel.dittmar at sap.corp
Wed Jun 21 18:01:20 CEST 2006

Niurka Perez wrote:
>     ssl = socket.ssl(sock, self.key_file,
> self.cert_file)
> AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'ssl'

The socket module failed to import the _ssl module. And the ssl function 
gets only defined if _ssl could be imported.

You probably haven't installed the OpenSSL-dev rpm. When the Python 
configure couldn't find the SSL header files, it struck _ssl from the 
list of compilable modules.


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