python26 can't import socket module

Bryan Blackburn blb at
Wed Jul 8 20:22:09 PDT 2009

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 05:32:49PM -0400, Michael Dippery said:
> >What version of OpenSSL did you have installed and active when
> >you built python26 (port installed openssl)?
> I have openssl @0.9.8k_0 installed via MacPorts.

A recent discussion over irc (thanks fynn) helped track down one possible
cause of this; namely, check to see if you have any PYTHON environment
variables set and pointing to a 2.5 (or other non-2.6) version of python;
for example, setting PYTHONPATH can result in the exact same error as you
originally saw.


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> Michael Dippery
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