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Description of problem:
Please upgrade python 2.2.1 to 2.2.2
2.2.1 contains some nasty bugs, that under some circumstances, can cause a
segfault. Distributing 3rd party products, that expose this bug, to RH8.0 users
will be a pain otherwise :-P
It's a bugfix only release, so please upgrade.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Do you have examples of ways 2.2.1 is broken? If there are compelling reasons to
release python, sure, will do.
Haven't check, if this really got fixed in Python 2.2.2, but if your file
contains non-english UTF-8 characters ...
[jylitalo@shoes photos]$ python
Python 2.2.1 (#1, Aug 30 2002, 12:15:30)
[GCC 3.2 20020822 (Red Hat Linux Rawhide 3.2-4)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import xml.dom.minidom
>>> doc = xml.dom.minidom.parse("/home/jylitalo/public_html/photos/catalog.phojo")
>>> print doc.toxml()
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
UnicodeError: ASCII encoding error: ordinal not in range(128)
This _thread_ describes a bug in 2.2.1, that does happen in RH8.0 python2.2.2
too. It causes python to segfault.
Other problems with 2.2.1 are here;
Happens in that does happen in RH8.0 python2.2.1, not 2.2.2
Not exactly the same thing, but rawhide should have 2.2.2 packages available.
Until rawhide catches up, here's a link where you can test these pacakges:
Python 2.2.2 also includes enhanced MIME handling in the email package of the
standard library that is not in 2.2.1. I've already run into a program that
failed to run on RH8.0 because of this. Specifically it imported the
email.MIMEMultipart module, which is new in 2.2.2.
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