Python missing dependency on libuuid-devel?

Yaakov Selkowitz
Wed Aug 20 22:40:00 GMT 2014

On 2014-08-20 15:13, David Rothenberger wrote:
> Doing an "import uuid" in python causes a segmentation fault unless
> libuuid-devel is installed. It appears from the strace that something is
> trying to find libuuid.dll.a. Installing libuuid-devel fixes the problem.

You are indeed correct.  The stdlib loads libuuid via 
ctypes.util.find_library, which (with our patchset) finds the actual DLL 
name via the import library.  (This is also true on ELF platforms, 
although the actual mechanism is somewhat different.)

I have added libuuid-devel to both python and python3 requires.

> This only happens when x64_64. It works fine with the i686 distribution.

Only by luck; it's actually necessary for both arches.

Thanks for reporting,


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