hashlib suddenly broken

Larry Martell larry.martell at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 21:23:24 CEST 2014

On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 11:18 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 3:07 AM, Steven D'Aprano
> <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>> but I expect that's probably not where the problem lies. My *wild guess* is
>> that your system updated SSL, and removed some underlying SHA-1 library
>> needed by hashlib. SHA-1 is pretty old, and there is now a known attack on
>> it, so some over-zealous security update may have removed it.
> Or, more likely, the actual code for sha1 is imported from somewhere
> else, and *that* module is what's been shadowed. What happens if you
> change directory to something with absolutely no .py files in it, then
> start interactive Python and try importing hashlib? Maybe you have an
> openssl.py or something.

I still get the same error.

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