Author dmalcolm
Recipients dmalcolm, gps, pitrou
Date 2010-07-02.23:57:03
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Attached patch checks for errors in the initialization of _hashlib, and only registers the names that are actually available.

It also contains the ssl init from the first patch.

I added a _hashlib._errors dict, containing errors, so that you can examine them at runtime:

Python 2.7rc2+ (trunk:82445, Jul  2 2010, 14:00:30) 
[GCC 4.4.3 20100422 (Red Hat 4.4.3-18)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import _hashlib
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>>> _hashlib._errors
{'md5': '_hashopenssl.c:541: error:060800A0:digital envelope routines:EVP_DigestInit_ex:unknown cipher'}
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>>> dir (_hashlib)
['__doc__', '__file__', '__name__', '__package__', '_errors', 'new', 'openssl_sha1', 'openssl_sha224', 'openssl_sha256', 'openssl_sha384', 'openssl_sha512']
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(note the absence of openssl_md5)

Note that hashlib (as opposed to _hashlib) seems to gracefully fall back to Python's _md5 module when in this state:
>>> import hashlib
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>>> m = m = hashlib.md5(); m.update('abc\n'); print m.hexdigest()
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This seems to be option (A) from my initial message.
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