Trying to compile Python 3.5 on Linux Mint 19, getting compiler warnings and failing tests

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 15:47:49 EST 2019


On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 7:36 AM Marcin G <marcgala at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hmm. From looking at your full log (THANK YOU for posting that, btw -
> so many people don't), it looks like an issue with certificate
> checking. Might be a bug in the test itself. Does the same thing
> happen with a more recent Python build? It could be a weirdness with
> specific versions of OpenSSL.
>
> Hmm, my Googling brought me this:
>
> https://bugs.python.org/issue30714
>
> Apparently, the test fails with newer versions of openssl and the test was fixed in 3.7, 3.6 and 2.7, but for some reason 3.5 was removed from the versions field of this bug report.
>

Good find! Yep, looks like it's just a test failure, so you can
proceed to use your built Python. Not sure why 3.5 was removed;
presumably the release manager (Larry Hastings, in this case) decided
against it, but I didn't see any explanation of why.

ChrisA


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