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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: Python update for testing
Date Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:02:48 GMT
On 09/01/2016 11:17 AM, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> Hello;
> The python we are carrying for AOO 4.2.0 (2.7.8) has many security
> vulnerabilities which may or may not have an effect on AOO.
> In order to make future updates and particularly for Python 2.7.9, in
> fact, we also needed to update OpenSSL, so now that Don updated
> OpenSSL the basic update became possible. I tested the update
> on FreeBSD but I had to hack for Windows buildfiles and this requires
> testing.
> People that regularly build windows please try this patch:
> If there is no feedback I could try committing the change and keep an
> eye on the buildbots, although this is certainly not too elegant.

The issue is if we can get a newer version of Python from a reputable
repo for CentOS 5.11 for i386 and x86_64 which will be our build
environment for *nix systems.

So, we need to investigate this first. I'm using python 2.7.10 on CentOS
6.8 but I don't remember where I got it. :/

> Once this change is done, it may be relatively easy to update Python
> all the way to 2.7.12, the only big change to be aware of is a path
> change for the Windows build files.
> Pedro.
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