urllib.urlretrieve never returns??? [SOLVED] - workaround

Prasad, Ramit ramit.prasad at jpmorgan.com
Tue Mar 20 22:25:07 CET 2012

> > Everything works perfectly, in all modes: console, no console, started
> > directly and started in separate thread.
> >
> > So the problem with urllib must be. Maybe wxPython installs some except
> > hooks, or who knows? If somebody feels up to it, I can start narrowing
> > down the problem to the smallest possible application. But only if
> > someone knows how to debug core code because I don't. Otherwise I'll
> > just use pyCURL.
> Have you tried urllib2? Have you tried a small program without using wx?
> To be honest, I doubt the problem is wx or urllib as they are both fairly
> broadly used. Try to come up with an example that is as minimal as
> possible.
> >>> imgurl =
> "http://www.shopzeus.hu/thumbnail.php?width=200&image=pyramid/PP0830.jpg"
> >>> urllib.urlretrieve( imgurl )
> ('c:\\[...]\\tmpkhixgt.php', <httplib.HTTPMessage instance at 0x0F2D75A8>)
> And I have Windows 7 64 with Python 2.6.6 (32 bit) and wx installed.

Your program on ActiveState worked for me which tells me that it might be 
a network or machine specific problem. You are missing an import which I 
mentioned in another post. Fixing that should tell what the error you are 
getting is; you would not be getting the AttributeError without some 
other error first.


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