ImportError: No module named _md5

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 22:14:46 CEST 2008


neridaj at gmail.com wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> Does anyone know how to fix this error when trying to build MySQL-
> python-1.2.2:
> 
> python setup.py build
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "setup.py", line 5, in <module>
>     import ez_setup; ez_setup.use_setuptools()
>   File "/Users/jasonnerida/Downloads/MySQL-python-1.2.2/ez_setup.py",
> line 83, in use_setuptools
>     egg = download_setuptools(version, download_base, to_dir,
> download_delay)
>   File "/Users/jasonnerida/Downloads/MySQL-python-1.2.2/ez_setup.py",
> line 111, in download_setuptools
>     import urllib2, shutil
>   File "/opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/
> lib/python2.5/urllib2.py", line 91, in <module>
>     import hashlib
>   File "/opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/
> lib/python2.5/hashlib.py", line 133, in <module>
>     md5 = __get_builtin_constructor('md5')
>   File "/opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/
> lib/python2.5/hashlib.py", line 60, in __get_builtin_constructor
>     import _md5
> ImportError: No module named _md5
> 
> I then tried installing py25-hashlib via macports, which never
> completes:
> 
> sudo port install py25-hashlib
> Password:
> Waiting for lock on /opt/local/var/macports/build/
> _opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_python_py25-
> hashlib/work/.macports.py25-hashlib.state
> 
> Do I need to completely reinstall python? I'm using 2.5.2 which
> shipped with Leopard.

Delete the directory

/opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_python_py25-hashlib/

and try building py25-hashlib again.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco




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