Author schmir
Recipients Evan.Teran, danielsh, giampaolo.rodola, loewis, pitrou, schmir, vstinner
Date 2012-12-31.15:24:12
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Daniel is pretty much spot on, thanks for that!

Regarding the use case: I disabled IPv6 system wide when building
packages via gentoo's USE flag. I didn't do anything in order to
configure IPv6 or remove it. My local network interface having a local
link address is a result of that.

I've been told multiple times to fix my setup. And I said multiple
times that the setup is not at fault here.

> schmir expects that --disable-ipv6 would "really" disable IPv6
>  *everywhere* in Python, which is wrong. Python may still get IPv6
>  adddresses from getaddrinfo() if the system does somehow support
>  IPv6.

I did not say that. In fact I wrote in msg172729:

"""I didn't request that the switch disables any code that somehow deals
with IPv6. I'm just talking about that one function!"""


> Python may still get IPv6 adddresses from getaddrinfo() if the
> system does somehow support IPv6.

That would be nice. But that's currently not the case. see
http://bugs.python.org/issue16208

haypo, you also keep talking of an initial problem, which you assume
must be there somewhere in my network - which I try to workaround with
--disable-ipv6. There is no problem on my side that I'm trying to
fix. It's just that I have disabled IPv6 via gentoo's USE flags, since
I don't use it. I've also been telling this multiple times, I don't
know why I'm being completely ignored here.


> "wont fix" is the correct status for this issue: we agree that there
>  is a bug, but it will not be fixed, because --disable-ipv6 is the
>  wrong solution.

again. it can't be a solution since there is no problem unless this
option is being used and then there's a problem in python.
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