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From "Philip Zeyliger (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (AVRO-618) Avro doesn't work with python 2.4
Date Thu, 19 Aug 2010 23:51:18 GMT

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Philip Zeyliger commented on AVRO-618:

They're pretty close.  I actually got rid of uuid completely, and just used the same mechanism
that it uses to get a random 16 bytes, since there's no need to create the UUID object if
all we're looking for is 16  random bytes.

I think the code has moved a bit, so mine might apply more cleanly.  Haven't tried applying

I've also updated the build.xml file to run arbitrary versions of python easily, so this is
easier to reproduce.

> Avro doesn't work with python 2.4
> ---------------------------------
>                 Key: AVRO-618
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-618
>             Project: Avro
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1.4.0
>            Reporter: Philip Zeyliger
>         Attachments: AVRO-618.patch.txt
> The avro tests fail on a system with python2.4.  The issues can be easily worked around
by avoiding python2.5 constructs and libraries.
> The missing "struct.Struct" is what started me down this path, but I also ended up tackling
a few other similar issues and re-jiggering slightly the build.xml to allow for "ant test
-Dpython=python2.4" to work.
> {noformat}
>   File "build/bdist.macosx-10.5-i386/egg/avro/io.py", line 52, in ?
> AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'Struct'
> {noformat}

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