python2.7 throws bus error when issuing `help("modules")'

Joshua Root jmr at
Sun Aug 23 19:45:08 UTC 2020

joerg van den hoff wrote:
> seen with current macports and
> Python 2.7.18 (default, Apr 22 2020, 05:03:29)
> [GCC 4.2.1 Compatible Apple LLVM 11.0.3 (clang-1103.0.32.29)] on darwin
> I get a reproducible bus error when trying to get a list of known modules
> with `help("modules").
> /usr/bin/python (which is 2.7.16) does not do this and lists the modules just fine. any ideas how to 
> track this down?

It may be a problem with one of your installed modules. Find the crash
log in ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports or possibly

- Josh

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