error importing smtplib

Eric Frederich eric.frederich at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 19:48:08 CET 2012


Thanks for the idea.
sys.path was the same before and after the login

What else should I be checking?

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 11:57 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:

> On 11/15/2012 9:38 AM, Eric Frederich wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I created some bindings to a 3rd party library.
>> I have found that when I run Python and import smtplib it works fine.
>> If I first log into the 3rd party application using my bindings however
>> I get a bunch of errors.
>>
>> What do you think this 3rd party login could be doing that would affect
>> the ability to import smtp lib.
>>
>
> I don't know what 'login' actually means,...
>
>
>  This works...
>>
>> import smtplib
>> FOO_login()
>>
>> This doesn't...
>>
>> FOO_login()
>> import smtplib
>>
>
> but my first guess is that FOO_login alters the module search path so that
> at least one of smtplib, hashlib, or the _xxx modules imported by hashlib
> is being imported from a different place. To check that
>
> import sys
> before = sys.path
> FOO_login()
> print sys.path==before
>
> Similar code can check anything else accessible through sys.
>
>
>  Errors.....
>>
>>  >>> import smtplib
>> ERROR:root:code for hash sha224 was not found.
>>
>
> I am puzzled by this line before the traceback. I cannot find 'ERROR' in
> either smtplib or hashlib.
>
>
>  Traceback (most recent call last):
>>    File "/opt/foo/python27/lib/**python2.7/hashlib.py", line 139, in
>> <module>
>>      globals()[__func_name] = __get_hash(__func_name)
>>    File "/opt/foo/python27/lib/**python2.7/hashlib.py", line 103, in
>> __get_openssl_constructor
>>      return __get_builtin_constructor(**name)
>>    File "/opt/foo/python27/lib/**python2.7/hashlib.py", line 91, in
>> __get_builtin_constructor
>>      raise ValueError('unsupported hash type %s' % name)
>> ValueError: unsupported hash type sha224
>>
> [snip similar messages]
>
> It is also unusual to get multiple tracebacks. *Exactly* how are you
> running python and is 2.7 what you intend to run?
>
> --
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>
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