My 'time' module is broken, unsure of cause

darren kirby bulliver at
Thu Aug 23 19:22:55 CEST 2007

Hi all,

I have a strange error here and I am unsure how to further investigate it:

Python 2.4.4 (#1, Aug 23 2007, 10:51:29)
[GCC 4.1.2 (Gentoo 4.1.2)] on linux2
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>>> import time
>>> now = time.time()
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'time'

Notice the '40:42:0' that always gets output. I searched Gentoo's bugzilla but 
can not see anything relevant. I rebuilt python but the behavior recurs. I am 
unsure if the issue is with Python, Gentoo, or perhaps with the underlying 
lib (presumably glibc) that Python uses for the time module. This is working 
fine on another machine (also 2.4.4, GCC 3.4.6,  Gentoo Hardened).

Anyone seen this? Any hints for me to track this issue down? Any further 
information I could provide?

Thanks for consideration,
darren kirby :: Part of the problem since 1976 ::
"...the number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected..."
- Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, June 1972

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