Re: Python2.4 on Win32 suddenly started crashing last night

Discussion in 'Python' started by MRAB, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. MRAB

    MRAB Guest

    On 13/09/2012 13:42, Tim Chase wrote:
    > I'm not sure if this is some Win32 update that was silently applied
    > by our netadmin, but when I simply "import socket" at the command
    > line, it's crashing (with the "Do you want to send this information
    > to Microsoft" debug/crash dialog).
    >
    > It was working as of last night, and to the best of my knowledge,
    > nothing was changed on the system. It took a while to track it
    > down, but it came from importing smtplib which in turn imports socket.
    >
    > I've tried "import socket" and it crashes, but then tried importing
    > each of the modules that are imported in socket.py and nothing dies:
    >
    > C:\Program Files\Python24\Lib>python
    > Python 2.4.3 (#69, Mar 29 2006, 17:35:34) [MSC v.1310 32 bit
    > (Intel)] on win32
    > Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
    >>>> import _socket
    >>>> from _socket import *
    >>>> import _ssl
    >>>> from _ssl import *
    >>>> import os, sys
    >>>> from errno import EBADF
    >>>> sys.platform

    > 'win32'
    >>>> import socket

    > [win32 crash happens here]
    >
    >
    > Does anybody have any hints? I'm unfortunately somewhat bound to
    > 2.4 due to some external binary libraries that we're tied to.
    >

    I've just downloaded, installed and tested Python 2.4.4. No crash.

    This is with Windows XP Pro (32-bit).
     
    MRAB, Sep 13, 2012
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