[csw-users] Python 2.6.4 in testing/

Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski maciej at opencsw.org
Thu Dec 17 12:18:34 CET 2009

There is a plusungood bug in Python 2.6 which makes getpass() echo the
password to the screen[1].  It's fixed upstream it seems, but the fix
hasn't been released yet.  I've created new Python packages to which
I've applied the patch extracted from the bug report.  I did a couple
more changes when I was at rebuilding Python.  Here's the list of

- Version bump up from 2.6.2 to 2.6.4 (upstream changes listed:
- All testing-related files have been moved from CSWpython to
CSWpython-test (except the unittest module)
- distutils is included in the main (CSWpython) package
- CSWpython-rt is now an empty deprecated package

Test packages can be obtained from http://mirror.opencsw.org/testing.html


[1] http://bugs.python.org/issue7208

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