Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47
Python's optional modules not compiled by default.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:48 EDT
Python on 5.1 is not built so it contains the modules that
allow access to products, such as Berkley DB and the GNU MP
The python-1.5.1-5.i386.rpm for rawhide appears not to
support these libraries. Even though GNU MP now has an RPM
I can't comment on 5.2 yet.
This can be fixed by a configuration option at compile time.
Doing so is easy and would increase the usefullness of
python on RedHat significantly.
RawHide is meant to be developmental and is not always in sync with
the actual Red Hat distribution. Let us know is this problem exists in
the normal 5.2 distribution.
Yep. Python in 5.2 has no access to the gmp libraries.
This has been assigned to a developer for further review.
I added the bsd db interface (the only db interface we didn't
ship; actually links against the same library as the dbm interface)
and the gmp interface.
Fixed in python-1.5.1-8. This fix will not be made an erratum
for Red Hat Linux 5.2, but will be available in RawHide and in