Importing the re module fails

Andreas Waldenburger geekmail at usenot.de
Sun Dec 7 20:23:26 CET 2008


This is a little puzzling.


Using ipython:

    [wildemar at localhost Logstuff]$ ipython
    Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Sep 30 2008, 15:41:38) 
    Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
    
    [snip ipython help message]

    In [1]: import re


This works fine. But with the regular python interpreter I get this:

    [wildemar at localhost Logstuff]$ python
    Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Sep 30 2008, 15:41:38) 
    [GCC 4.3.2 20080917 (Red Hat 4.3.2-4)] on linux2
    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more
    information.
    >>> import re
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
      File "/usr/lib/python2.5/re.py", line 10, in <module>
        # AB (info at pythonware.com).
    AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'compile'


What gives? Has Fedora-10 botched python or does anybody else have that
problem es well?

/W

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