In my case, I needed to enable SSL support for Python 2.5.2 on CentOS 5.1. I already had the openssl development libraries installed:
# yum list installed | grep ssl
mod_ssl.i386 1:2.2.3-11.el5_1.cento installed
openssl.i686 0.9.8b-8.3.el5_0.2 installed
openssl-devel.i386 0.9.8b-8.3.el5_0.2 installed
Here's what I did next, following Patrick's post:
1) edited Modules/Setup.dist from the Python 2.5.2 source distribution and made sure the correct lines were put back in (they were commented out by default):
# Socket module helper for SSL support; you must comment out the other
# socket line above, and possibly edit the SSL variable:
_ssl _ssl.c \
-DUSE_SSL -I$(SSL)/include -I$(SSL)/include/openssl \
-L$(SSL)/lib -lssl -lcrypto
2) ran ./configure; make; make install
3) verified that I can access socket.ssl:
Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, May 19 2008, 14:23:27)
[GCC 4.1.2 20070626 (Red Hat 4.1.2-14)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import socket
That's it. Not sure why it's so non-intuitive though.
I found a way to check for SSL support in Python that is a little more intuitive than having the shell spit back the memory address of the ssl function.
After importing socket, call hasattr(socket, "ssl"). If you get a True response, SSL is enabled. (via Morlock HQ)
Can you give simple step by step on how to confirm python has ssl support?
The detailed walk-thru is in the link in the comment above, or here: http://morlockhq.blogspot.com/2008/05/python-tip-checking-to-see-if-your.html
You can run the following to test SSL..
$ python /usr/lib/python2.x/test/test_socket_ssl.py
Thanks for the blog post, I had to follow these directions for the exact same clients qa box.
Thanks for the post again! Same client, new box.
On Ubuntu, one needs to install libssl-dev before configuring the Python source.
Worked like a charm on 2.7!
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