Regression: Python 2.7.3 socket Module Not Compiled with SSL Support?

Erik Knowles
Mon Mar 4 17:16:00 GMT 2013

$ python
Python 2.7.3 (default, Dec 18 2012, 13:50:09)
[GCC 4.5.3] on cygwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import ssl
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 60, in <module>
    import _ssl             # if we can't import it, let the error propagate
ImportError: No such process

 This breaks, e.g., HTTPSConnection in httplib.

>>> import httplib                                                          
>>> 'HTTPSConnection' in dir(httplib)

SSL worked fine in the previous 2.6.x version.

 -- Erik R. Knowles on 3/1/2013 at 16:00:38

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